Getting involved in galas is a fun way to spend the time at an event, getting a good view of the action and feeling involved.
Technical Officials are always needed when attending galas. The progression is from timekeeping to Judge, Starter and Referee. No experience is required to start on the training courses, with lots of on the job experience on the way towards qualifications. The big bonus is getting to wear uniform whites ;-)
Team managers are needed to shepherd the swimmers poolside at a gala. Again, this is a great way to get involved with the swimmers, ensuring they get to their correct races, with the correct equipment without eating all their sweets just beforehand. A team manager course will ensure you understand how a gala operates and your role in keeping it running smoothly, as well as equipping you with tools to safely manage young swimmers. The big bonus is not having to wear uniform whites ;-)