Vice Convenor for Speeds

  • Liz Mapstone elected unopposed

 

Vice Convenor for Beach and Ocean

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Education Officer

Applications: 

    • Robert Anderson

    Please outline how your previous experience, skills and expertise will equip you to fulfil this role: 

    I have been an RLSS official for a number of years now, and have attended a number of national & shortly international competitions. I have mentored many new officials within competitions and believe that these experiences put me in good stead to steer the education side of the college.

    Why are you passionate about supporting the work and aims of RLSS UK by taking on this role? 

    I have been involved with the RLSS for the past 9 years and have always been driven to spread the message of drowning prevention for this time. I believe that this role will allow me to further this and improve the future of new and existing officials.

     

    • Oliver Coleman

    Please outline how your previous experience, skills and expertise will equip you to fulfil this role:

    Since graduating I have spent my time as a classroom teacher, Head of department and now a School timetabler and analyst along side continuing to deliver teaching to 11 to 18 year olds. Part of my passion for learning has lead to lecturing on education theory to Trainee teachers. This places myself in an excellent position to understand a wide variety of methods of learning and within the post of Education Officer I would appreciate the opportunity to develop a programme of study that is matched to people needs as individual and allows them to progress at their own pace. During the COVID crisis, I have become a leading specialist within my school in remote teaching in both synchronous and asynchronous forms, looking at the benefits and drawback of each. I feel within the RLSS UK officiating pathway there is room for both online content as well as face to face mentoring and experience. Within RLSS UK I am a TA, instructor, ILS official and officials Tutor. This had lead to leading on international exchanges along with Refereeing, Event Directing and officiating at Regional and National events, alongside being on the organising group and the control room lead at the event. This compounded with an experience of RLSS UK and other organisations’ events, places me in a position to advise and guide the process that develops and forms the next generation of Officials, whilst maintaining the standard and skill of our current Officials. For the 2019 Commonwealth Lifesaving preparations, I advised the Commonwealth committee and wrote rules relating to a new style of seeding into finals for the Commonwealth competition by which all Athletes could compete in the preliminary round but not progress through to the finals. Alongside these I regularly advise local swimming clubs upon the entry conditions to their swimming open meets. Outside of the context of sport, I have sat as a Trustee on a small to mid size charity (Corby Amateur Theatrical Society) along with drafting policy and procedure as a data analyst at work which have given me a keen eye for details when looking at governance and procedures.

    Why are you passionate about supporting the work and aims of RLSS UK by taking on this role? 

    The charity works on aims and objectives that I personally feel are key and vital. Sport can underpin that life long passion and enjoyment of water safety. Producing and maintaining high quality officials through training and clear pathways for development is a vital step to providing a safe and enjoyable environment for those Athletes to enjoy but also for Officials at all stages of their development.

     

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