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2017 WHALe Certification Requirements

Welcome to the WHALe Training Academy

Please Note: All certification training will be open for enrollment from May 1 to May 31, 2017. Any training incomplete at the end of May will not obtain a certification in 2017. All course enrollees are able to revisit the training material at any time during the season, but the certification period will close on May 31.

You may choose the appropriate course by clicking All Courses. Course offerings and requirements include:

Console Operator Training

Console operators will train and be certified to run the timing and Meet Manager systems during a WHALe meet. This requires an annual certification. In order to obtain this 2017 certification, the following courses must be completed:

  1. WHALe Console Certification & Overview – 2017
  2. Dolphin Wireless- 2017
  3. Meet Manger- 2017

Stroke/Turn Judge Training

Stroke/Turn judges and officials will train to identify stroke, touch, and turn infractions. This requires a bi-annual certification. The 2016 certification will be valid during 2017 and any online certification obtained in 2017 will remain valid through the 2018 season. In order to obtain the 2017 certification, the following course must be completed:

  1. WHALe – Stroke/Turn Judge Training – 2017

Starter/Referee Official Training

Starter and Referees will train to effectively run and officiate the meet. This requires a bi-annual certification. The 2016 certification will be valid during 2017 and any online certification obtained in 2017 will remain valid through the 2018 season.In order to obtain the 2017 certification, the following courses must be completed:

  1. WHALe Stroke/Turn Judge Training – 2017
  2. WHALe Starter/Referee – 2017

2017 - Judges Handout

2017 - Meet Manual

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