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2018 WHALe Certification Requirements

Welcome to the WHALe Training Academy

Please Note: All certification training will be open for enrollment from April 27th 1 to May 25, 2018. Any training incomplete at the end of May will not obtain a certification in 2018. All course enrollees are able to revisit the training material at any time during the season, but the certification period will close on May 25th.

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 2018 certification, the following courses must be completed:

  1. WHALe Console Certification & Overview – 2018
  2. Dolphin Wireless- 2018
  3. Meet Manger- 2018

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 2017 certification will be valid during 2018 and any online certification obtained in 2017 will remain valid through the 2018 season. In order to obtain the 2018 certification, the following course must be completed:

  1. WHALe – Stroke/Turn Judge Training – 2018

Starter/Referee Official Training

Starter and Referees will train to effectively run and officiate the meet. This requires a bi-annual certification. The 2017 certification will be valid during 2018 and any online certification obtained in 2018 will remain valid through the 2019 season.In order to obtain the 2017 certification, the following courses must be completed:

  1. WHALe Stroke/Turn Judge Training – 2018
  2. WHALe Starter/Referee – 2018

2018 - Judges Handout

2017 - Meet Manual

Click here for the WHALe Online Training Academy.

For Stroke/Turn Training Assistance: Email: strokeandturn@swimwhale.com

For All other Assistance: Email: TechnologyCommittee@swimwhale.com

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