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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 2014 are shown below, click on the contact for more details and the application form (when available)

Date Training Course Venue Contact
Sat 10 May

RTC-1  Basic Assessor

Taunton - Course now FULL Mary Hooper
Sat 10 May RTC-2  Assessor Taunton  - Course Cancelled Mary Hooper
Sun 25 May RTC-3  Assessor Pimlico, London SW1 Souad Abdellaoui
Sun 25 May RTC-4  Advanced Assessor Pimlico, London SW1 Souad Abdellaoui
Sat 14 June RTC-6 Advanced Assessor Rugby, CV23 9PU Linda Peake
Sat 14 June RTC-7 Basic Assessor Reading RG1 5BN Kate Coupar
Sun 24 Aug RTC-10 Basic Assessor Edinburgh EH16 5BB Phyllis McLean
Sun 9 Nov NTC-7  Senior Assessor SportPark, Loughborough Julie Thompson

The role of the Assessor in Synchronised Swimming is to assess the performance of the swimmers against the criteria for each skill level, as set by the ASA Technical Synchronised Swimming Committee (TSSC.)

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 a tutor appointed by the TSSC.  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 set by the TSSC. 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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