We need to have enough qualified timekeepers to be able to run the Sprint Gala next month. These can be those who have previously completed a course or those willing to do the course to qualify. The Swim England Timekeeping Course is online and can be completed anytime prior to the Sprint Gala.
The course covers what being a timekeeper is all about through an interactive e-learning which will take you between 60 and 90 minutes to complete, followed by a practical timekeeping session. This can be completed at an event such as the Sprint Gala.
You can sign up here.
The Club will reimburse the £5 course fee and Category 3 SE membership (£12.50) once the course is completed including the practical session.
Also, could any parents who have previously completed one of the timekeeping courses the Club has run and is willing to assist at the Sprint Gala please comment below.
The Chorley Marlins Membership form is attached below to apply for CAT3 membership. Please complete the form and return to Bev firstname.lastname@example.org Claire email@example.com . They will register you with Swim England and send you your membership number so that you can go to the Institute of Swimming (IOS) website and register, you will then be able to enrol on the course. Payment of £12.50 for CAT3 should be made into the same account as Marlins fees are paid into.
Once the course including the practical session is completed you will be fully reimbursed for the course and SE membership.
Any questions please post in the comments section.
In order to run the upcoming Chorley Marlins Sprint Gala we require a sufficient number of qualified timekeepers. The Club is currently short of officials and we would like to encourage parents and our older swimmers to complete a short online course to qualify.
Swim England are running an online course for club members and volunteers who want to help their club deliver events, by becoming a timekeeper.
By becoming a timekeeper, you will get a glimpse into the vital world of officiating. The course covers what being a timekeeper is all about through an interactive e-learning which will take you between 60 and 90 minutes to complete, followed by a practical timekeeping session. This can be completed at an event such as the Sprint Gala.
To become a timekeeper you need to be at least 14 years
We are always appreciate new volunteers and this is a great way to help and support the club and your children.
Details of the course can be found here.
Please post any questions and let us know if you are interested in completed the course in the comments section below.
We are very pleased to announce that we have finally been able to rearrange our sprint meet, originally scheduled for March 2020!
The meet will be held at Darwen Leisure Centre on Sunday 19th September between 2pm and 4pm.
The gala is open to all Chorley Marlins swimmers swimming in Development Squad and above. A full list of all entries accepted for the March 2020 gala is available in the attachments below. All existing entries will be honoured, swimmers are welcome to enter additional events by completing an additional entry form.
New entrants are also very welcome.
Due to current restrictions spectators are not yet permitted within the venue, however swimmers under the age of 8 years or those with additional needs must be accompanied by one adult. Should restrictions be lifted prior to the event we will inform club members via the website and social media.
The kick board, pull buoy and a bottle shown below were left at training on Tuesday at Leyland. Do they belong to anyone?
A reminder that most of this weeks Chorley Marlins training is taking place at Leyland Leisure Centre. This is so that we can run time trials and give all swimmers the opportunity to practise diving off the blocks and backstroke starts ready for the return of competitions.
Training times for this week only are as follows:
Monday 9th at Chorley
8.00-9.30 District & JD
Tuesday 10th at Leyland
6.00-7.30 Alphas & Improvers
7.30-9.00 District, JD & Juniors
Wednesday No training
Thursday 12th at Chorley
8.00-9.30 District & JD
Friday No training
Saturday 14th at Leyland
2.00-3.00 Mini Marlins (Normal time, 30 minutes at 2.00 or 2.30pm)
3.15-4.15 Alphas & Improvers
4.30-6.00 Intermediates & Juniors
Sunday 15th at Leyland
3.00-5.00 Intermediates & Juniors
5.00-7.00 District & JD