Category Archives: Courses and Education

Level 1 Officials Course

Friday 27th March 2020 at 6pm at UL
Cost €10

Please note, parents/guardians of athletes with a National time are expected to volunteer at events, and must have successfully completed this Level 1 Officials Course.

To sign up, click here!

The purpose of the Level 1 Officials course is an introduction to officiating and understanding of the Swim Ireland Officials structure. It provides for an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of Timekeepers, the associated operating procedures and covers FINA Rule SW 2.9 along with other duties for working at swimming competitions.

Qualifies you to fulfil the role of Timekeeper at all levels up to and including National Championships.

Safeguarding Courses 2020

It is mandatory for one parent/guardian of Bluefin athletes to attend a basic Officials, Safeguarding, Team Manager and/or Timekeeping courses, which are run regularly throughout the region.

To register, complete and return the Safeguarding Application Form to Galway Sports Partnership, C/O Community & Enterprise Dept., Galway County Council, County Hall, Prospect Hill, Galway.

CLICK HERE to download the application for Safeguarding 1

For all information regarding the Galway Sports Partnership and how to register, go to galwaycity.ie/sports-partnership

 

Safeguarding 1 – 3 hours (Basic Awareness)

Date Time Venue Cost
25th March 7.30pm Loughrea, venue to be confirmed €20 pp
6th April 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp
15nd April 7.30pm GSP Offices, Liosbaun €20 pp
29th April 7.30pm Mountbellew, venue to be confirmed €20 pp
11th May 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp
20th May 7.30pm GSP Offices, Liosbaun. €20 pp
25th May 7.30pm Portumna – venue to be confirmed €20 pp
8th June 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp
17th June 7.30pm Oughterard, venue to be confirmed €20 pp
13th July 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp
9th September 7.30pm GSP Offices, Liosbaun €20 pp
23rd September 7.30pm Tuam, venue to be confirmed. €20 pp
12th October 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp
9th November 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp
18th November 7.30pm GSP Offices, Liosbaun €20 pp
9th December 7.30pm GSP Offices, Liosbaun €20 pp

 

Safeguarding 2 – 3 hours (Children’s Officer)

Date Time Venue Cost
17th February 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp
18th March 7.30pm GSP Offices, Liosbaun. €20 pp
18th May 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp
22nd July 7.30pm GSP Offices, Liosbaun €20 pp
19th October 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp
16th December 7.30pm GSP Offices, Liosbaun €20 pp

 

Safeguarding 3 – 3 hours (Designated Liaison Person)

Date Time Venue Cost
26th February 7.30pm GSP Offices, Liosbaun €20 pp
27th April 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp
28th September 7.30pm GSP Offices, Liosbaun €20 pp
30th November 6.30pm City Hall, College Rd. Galway €20 pp

 

Volunteers and Officials

As a successful team with swimmers competing at all standards to National level, we are obliged to have a minimum number of qualified officials on the team, to help at competitions.

We really need volunteers (parents, guardians and/or extended family) to get involved!

Our team requires, at least, four officials at Level One (timekeepers), two officials at Level Two (stroke and turn judge) and one official attending Officials School (probationary judge).

What, Where and When…

Lucky for us, Swim Ireland Connacht are hosting a training day, right on our doorstep, in Kilcornan on Saturday 10th November 2018.

Officials Level One:
Saturday 10th November
11am to 12:30
Kilcornan, Clarenbridge
€10

Officials Level Two:
Saturday 10th November
1:30 to 6pm
Kilcornan, Clarenbridge
€25

Bonus… Do the course free of charge!

Do both courses… and Swim Ireland Connacht and Bluefin SC will refund the total cost!

How do I book on?

Volunteers can book through the Swim Ireland Education office booking system on the Swim Ireland website.

If you intend to do the course, please email bluefin.secretary@gmail.com when you have booked.