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Swim England hosting an Artistic Swimming Level 2 Judge Course

Swim England is set to run a free Artistic Swimming Level 2 Judge Course.

The course will be run via two three-hour online sessions on the evenings of Thursday 26 January and Tuesday 31 January 2023.

It will be presented by Hannah Secher, who has recently qualified as a FINA ‘A’ Judge and is workforce lead for the Swim England Artistic Swimming Leadership Group.

Those who take part will develop an in-depth knowledge of 13/14/15 Age Group Figures and Grade 5 Junior Technical Elements.

They will also learn to understand the rules, penalties, difficulty values and application of those to figures and scores.

Further analysis of Free Routines – range of level of routines and types of routines, recognition of difficulty will also be covered during the sessions.

To join the course, candidates must have been a Level 1 Judge for at least a year and judged in at least two events in the past 12 months. They will be qualified to judge Level 3 competitions such as regional and national age groups.

‘No better time to get involved’

Maria Ramos, Swim England’s chair of the Artistic Swimming Leadership Group and new vice chair of the LEN Artistic Swimming Committee, spoke about the importance of judges within the sport.

She said: “Judges are essential to our sport and without them none of our events could function.

“With the new rule changes from FINA being implemented into our sport, there is no better time to get involved.

“We’re offering these courses virtually so that it is accessible to as many judges across the country as possible, and give those judges the opportunity to further their knowledge and experience.”

You can register your interest for the Artistic Swimming Level 2 Judge Course here.

Should the course become full, there will be a waitlist system.