The County has just purchased a Swiss Timing Automated Officiating Equipment kit (AOE) comprising of 10 pads, Harness for eight lanes of swimming, Quantum control unit with all that is required to run a gala with electronic timing.

The purchased kit is for the use of our clubs. Attached are an application form, instruction on its use, a schedule of costs and a risk assessment form. The kit is insured, but each clubs ASA insurance gives the third party cover if required by your pool operator. All the kit is new and therefore currently does not need pat testing.

The kit is to develop our swimmers and volunteers so that they get the experience of electronic times as early in their careers as possible. It also allows clubs to run their club champs Licence level 3 to get ranking times that can be used for regionals, obviously you still have to comply with the officials requirement.

This is a massive opportunity for clubs that do not have access to AOE at minimal cost. I hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity.

Please pass the information to your committees and coaches.

The information and application form etc. can be found here