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Judge Level 2 Course

Venue: Holiday Inn Reading South, Basingstoke Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG2 0SL

Time: TBC

Synchro judges are essential for running synchronised swimming competitions as they provide scores based on the performance of each routine.

They are also responsible for marking grade level assessments.

To reduce the level of subjectivity in scoring, all synchro judges must be expertly-trained. They require a full understanding of FINA and the ASA’s rules and regulations for synchronised swimming competitions.

To maintain their qualification or progress, all judges must officiate at a certain number of grade assessments and competitions.

Candidates must have been a level 1 judge for at least a year to take the level 2 judge course. They will be qualified to judge at regional competitions at the National Age Groups.

Course content will include:

  • In-depth knowledge of Junior Figures (15-18 years)
  • Develop knowledge of rules and penalties
  • Develop knowledge of NVT, difficulty values and application to figures. Application of deductions to figures
  • Exposure to variety of level of figures and scores
  • Knowledge and awareness of Grade 3/4/5 criteria
  • Further analysis of Free Routines – range of level of routines, recognition of difficulty