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Welcome to the WHALe Training Academy

Please Note: All certification training will be open for enrollment from April 1st to May 27, 2019. Any training incomplete at the end of May will not obtain a certification in 2019. All course enrollees are able to revisit the training material at any time during the season, but the certification period will close on May 27th.

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 Maestro systems during a WHALe meet. This requires an annual certification. In order to obtain this 2019 certification, each individual seeking certification must attend one of the following two hands-on, classroom-based training sessions.  Please register for one of these sessions by contacting your team's WHALe Representative.  Teams should bring their team laptops to this training.

  1. Thursday, April 25 - 6:00pm
  2. Saturday, April 27 - 9:00am

Both sessions will be held at
  Cinco Ranch Church of Christ
  6655 S Mason Rd
  Katy, TX  77450

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 2019 certification will be valid during 2019 and any online certification obtained in 2019 will remain valid through the 2020 season. In order to obtain the 2019 certification, the following course must be completed:

  1. 2019 – Stroke and Turn Officials Training
  2. 2019 – Attend one in-person training session (for new officials or for officials who have not officiated a meet during the last two seasons):

    Session #1
    May 8th - 7 PM to 8 PM- Grand Lakes Swim Team Pool

    21715 South Grand Brooks

    Katy, TX 77450

    Session #2

    May 11th - 9 AM to 10 AM - Lakes of Bella Terra Swim Pool

    11620 W. Torino Reale Drive

    Richmond, TX 77406

    Session #3

    May 15th - 7 PM to 8 PM - Grand Lakes Swim Team Pool

    21715 South Grand Brooks

    Katy, TX 77450

    Session #4

    May 18th - 9 AM to 10 AM - Long Meadow Farms
    21018 Long Meadow Farms Parkway
    Richmond, TX  77406

    Session #5
    May 21st - 7 PM to 8 PM - Grand Lakes Swim Team Pool
    21715 South Grand Brooks
    Katy, TX 77450

Starter/Referee Official Training

Starter and Referees will train to effectively run and officiate the meet. This requires a bi-annual certification. The 2019 certification will be valid during 2019 and any online certification obtained in 2019 will remain valid through the 2020 season. In order to obtain the 2019 certification, the following courses must be completed:

  1. 2019 – Starter/Referee Training
  2. 2019 – Attend one in-person training session (for new officials or for officials who have not officiated a meet during the last two seasons):

    Session #1
    May 8th - 7 PM to 8 PM- Grand Lakes Swim Team Pool
    21715 South Grand Brooks
    Katy, TX 77450

    Session #2
    May 11th - 9 AM to 10 AM - Lakes of Bella Terra Swim Pool
    11620 W. Torino Reale Drive
    Richmond, TX 77406 

    Session #3
    May 15th - 7 PM to 8 PM - Grand Lakes Swim Team Pool
    21715 South Grand Brooks
    Katy, TX 77450 

2019 - Judges Handout

2019 - Meet Manuals - Please See the Resources Page

Click here for the WHALe Online Training Academy.

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

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

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