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Contemporary Issues

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    Teaching Swimming, Coaching Swimming, Diving, Water Polo, Synchro Swimming
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Contemporary Issues is an online module aimed at technical officials from across Swimming, Water Polo, Synchronised Swimming, Diving and Open Water who would like to become a British Swimming Licensed official, or who would like to renew their license. Contemporary Issues is a condition of licensing and will up skill technical and educate technical officials in the following areas;

1.       Understand the need to abide by the British Swimming/ASA Code of Ethics

2.       Identify procedures for safeguarding children

3.       Understand the meaning and embrace equality and diversity

4.       Understand health and safety considerations

5.       Raise awareness of the Aquatic structure and officiating pathways within each discipline

 To undertake the module you must be a qualified technical official in one or more discipline (levelrequired for licensing outlined in licensing application and renewal forms)

Please note: the certification time for this module is 6-8 weeks. Contemporary Issues will not appear on your ASA membership profile until after this time. If you are completing Contemporary Issues for the purpose of relicensing, these timescales should be taken into account.


An online module which incorporates varying activities and checks on learning.

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Checks on learning throughout and quiz at the end. You will have unlimited attempts at the quiz.

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