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Skill Assessor Training

Read on to discover what you have to do to become a Skill Assessor for Synchro.

Assessor training courses scheduled for 2015 are shown below. Click on the contact for more details and the application form (when available)

Date - 2015 Training Course Location Contact
Sun 11 Jan Basic Assessor Leeds Tracy Wyke
Sun 11 Jan Assessor Leeds Tracy Wyke
Sat 24 Jan Basic Assessor Reading Kate Coupar
Sat 24 Jan Assessor Reading Kate Coupar
Sun 15 March Senior Assessor (NTC-14) Loughborough Julie Thompson
Sat 21 March Basic Assessor Wellington, Somerset Mary Hooper
Sat 21 March Assessor Wellington, Somerset Mary Hooper
Sat 18 April Basic Assessor Birmingham Alex Smith
Sat 18 April Assessor Birmingham Alex Smith
Sat 25 April Assessor Reading Kate Coupar
Sat 25 April Advanced Assessor Reading Kate Coupar
Sat 6 June Advanced Assessor Birmingham Alex Smith
Sat 14 June Assessor Leeds Tracy Wyke
Sat 14 June Advanced Assessor Leeds Tracy Wyke
Sat 4 July Basic Assessor Reading Kate Coupar

The role of the Assessor in Synchronised Swimming is to assess the performance of the swimmers against the criteria for each skill level, as defined by the ASA Synchronised Swimming Management Group (SYMG).

There are four levels of Assessor, as follows:

BASIC ASSESSOR

A Basic Assessor can assess skill levels 1 and 2. Anyone wishing to train to become an official at this level needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Have a basic knowledge of Synchronised swimming
  • Have attended a one-day Basic Assessor training course, and passed an examination
  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Be an ASA member

ASSESSOR

An Assessor can assess skill levels 1, 2 and 3. Anyone wishing to train to become an official at this level needs to meet the following criteria:

  • Have successfully completed the Basic Assessor course, and have assessed at least two assessment days
  • Have attended a one-day Assessor training course, and passed an examination
  • Be 16 years of age or over
  • Be an ASA member

ADVANCED ASSESSOR

An Advanced Assessor can assess all skill levels 1-5. In order to become an Advanced Assessor you must:

  • Have completed and passed the Basic or Assessor course and gained experience by assessing at a minimum of two assessment days
  • Successfully complete the one-day Advanced Assessor Course (which consists of theoretical and practical lectures) and pass an examination
  • Be 17 years of age or over
  • Be an ASA member

All Assessors undergo a mentoring/ monitoring process by an appointed tutor. Any Assessor who is not assessing at the required level will be mentored and may be asked to attend further training.

SENIOR ASSESSOR

The role of the Senior Assessor is to oversee the Skill Assessment days, ensure assessments are carried out fairly, and maintain the standards as defined by the Synchronised Swimming Management Group (SYMG). To become a Senior Assessor candidates must be both an Advanced Assessor and a National Judge.

In order to become a Senior Assessor you must:

  • Have completed and passed the Advanced Assessor course and be a current National Judge
  • Successfully complete the one-day Senior Assessor Course (which consists of theoretical and practical lectures) and pass an examination
  • Be 18 years of age or over
  • Be an ASA member
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