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Technical Officials


Info re J1 24/08/21

Old J1 System


  • Anyone who commenced their Judge 1 training under the old face to face/classroom system will have until 31 March 2022 to complete their practical training

 Points to note:

  • There is no longer a requirement for these candidates to undergo a final assessment, once considered competent they may be awarded the qualification

  • Passes under the “old” system should be processed as such, and NOT via the online upload system

  • Requests for extension of any of the published deadlines will be considered on an exceptional, case by case basis. Requests must be submitted by the candidate to for consideration by the BSSOG


New J1 System

Following the reintroduction of a level of competition across the home nations, the British Swimming SOG has taken the following decision with regards to deadlines for candidates to complete Judge 1 training:

  • Anyone who completes their Judge 1 online theory training by the 31 August 2021 with have until 31 July 2022 to complete their practical training

  • Anyone who completes their Judge 1 online theory training from 1 September 2021 onwards will have 11 months to complete their practical training

 Points to note:

  • The date of completion of the theory training is the date on their certificate and not the date it is uploaded

  • It is important that candidates enter the correct date when uploading their certificate, otherwise it defaults to 1 January 2021 which may reduce the time available to complete the practical elements

  • Any practical training that has already been completed can be used, provided it meets the criteria for mentoring as laid down in the log book

 Finally, please do not use any local “fixes” for candidates who have not received their log books. Log books are now being issued on a regular basis so if they are not being received, we need to know so we can establish why. Candidates should email  with their membership number if they have been waiting more than 2 weeks from uploading their certificate.

Technical officials training organised by Mr Stu Highfield,

please contact us for more information.

In order for all competitions to run smoothly and under ASA law we need a large number of Technical Officials to volunteer.

Without this army of volunteers we could provide any level of competition for our swimmers.

We are a friendly group of people who offer support to all volunteers with mentoring and training.

Everyone is welcome to join us even if you know nothing about swimming we all started at the beginning, and our favourite quote "there is no such thing as a stupid question".

Come join the White brigade :)

Work books are for reference only and cannot be used for signing off sessions.

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