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Information on judge training

Read on to learn more about how to become a Judge in the sport of Synchro.

The following Judge training courses are scheduled to be held in 2015. Click on the contact to download further details (when available):

Date - 2015 Course Location Contact
Sat 7 February NTC-10   General Judge (Routines) SportPark, Loughborough Julie Thompson
Sun 8 February NTC-11   General Judge (Technical) SportPark, Loughborough Julie Thompson
Sun 22 February Basic Judge (RTC-10) Leeds Tracy Wyke
Sat 7 March Basic Judge (RTC-11) Rugby, Warwicks Alex Smith
Sat 7 March Basic Judge (RTC-12) Kentford, Suffolk Sam Dowson
Sun 8 March Basic Judge (RTC-13) Reading, Berks Kate Coupar
Sat 7 March Basic Judge (RTC-14) Manchester Jo Bean
Sat 14 March NTC-13  General Judge (Figures) SportPark, Loughborough Julie Thompson
Sat 9 May Basic Judge (RTC-21) Reading, Berks Kate Coupar
Sat 19 September Basic Judge (RTC-30) Wellington, Somerset Mary Hooper

Judge Training

There are three levels of Synchro Judge:

  1. National Judge (N) – Judges who have passed the FINA / ASA examination
  2. General Judge (G)
  3. Basic Judge (BJ)

General & National Judge Training

Current "G" Judges, and those who have previously attended a Basic Judge course, may wish to train to become a National Judge.

The following courses may be attended, in any order, and it is not essential to take all three courses if individuals wish to specialise in one or two areas only. However, it is only possible to qualify as a National Judge when all three General Judge sections have been passed. This should be achieved by December 2017, as this is the date after which all Judges will be required to attend further updates (to align with FINA changes.)

General Judge (Figures) - (1 day, with examination)

General Judge (Routines) - (1 day, with examination)

General Judge (Technical) - (1 day, with examination)

The courses are examined through a written examination which includes questions related to judging figures and routines, and marking of routines from video.

Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be 18 years of age or over
  • Candidates will be an existing Judge, or have previously attended a Basic Judge course and gained experience at novice competitions.

Basic Judge Training Course

This is a one day course introducing potential Judges to judging figures and routines for Under 12 National Age Group figures.   

There is no assessment or examination.

Eligibility:

  • Candidates must be 16 years of age or over

Guide to Judging Skills

To download a copy of the Guidelines on Judging Skills (levels 0, 1 and 2) click here

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