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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 2014-15. Click on the contact to download further details (when available):

Date Course Location Contact
Sat 17 May 2014 RTC-5   Basic Judge Rugby, Warwickshire Linda Peake
Sat 28 June 2014 RTC-8 Basic Judge Reading, Berkshire Kate Coupar
Sat 8 November 2014 NTC-8   General Judge (Figures) SportPark, Loughborough LE11 3QF Julie Thompson
Sun 9 November 2014 NTC-9  National Judge Refresher SportPark, Loughborough LE11 3QF Julie Thompson
Sat 7 February 2015 NTC-10   General Judge (Routines) SportPark, Loughborough LE11 3QF Julie Thompson
Sun 8 February 2015 NTC-11   General Judge (Technical) SportPark, Loughborough LE11 3QF Julie Thompson

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
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