A considerable number of people are required to run a successful swimming gala, with both qualified Officials who have had ASA accredited Officials Training and Gala helpers having important roles to play. The club relies upon the contribution of swimmers’ parents to be able to lay on competitions both within the club and against other clubs.
Hosting a competition at Inspire LSV needs a minimum of 18 officials and 10 helpers; ideally there would be 25 officials and 16 helpers to make the event run as smoothly as possible. The majority of jobs do not require any experience and the club would encourage parents to support the swimmers by volunteering at any level. Officials need to have some training, but this is provided through the club. For competitions licensed at Level 1 or 2, ALL officials are required to be licensed.