Open Water Swimming Race Officials Certification Program
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The Open Water Swimming Race Officials Certification Program is a comprehensive ten-step program for open water swimming officials, administrators, coaches and parents who are interested in learning the details of open water swimming rules, regulations, protocols, procedures and the best practices of the sport.
The certification program will educate interested individuals on everything from proper adjudication of the rules to commonly accepted procedures and protocols of domestic and international competitions.
The Certification Program covers the following modules:
Module 1: The Marine Environment
Module 2: The History of Open Water Swimming
Module 3: The Pyramid of Open Water Swimming Success
Module 4: Rules and Regulations of the Sport
Module 5: Equipment Used in Open Water Swimming - from Local Races to the Olympics
Module 6: Officiating and Logistics in Open Water Swimming
Module 7: The Psychology and Physiology of Open Water Swimming
Module 8: Marathon Swimming, Channel Swimming and Solo Swims
Module 9: Safety in Open Water Swimming
The Certification Program can be taken online at your convenience. It offers an on-demand, online format with easy-to-follow audio explanations, augmented by videos and photographs for ease of comprehension.
The Program also offers a difficult 100-question examination that tests the participant's comprehension of the materials.