Lee’s Hill Lightning Families,
Reminder - the third 2018 RSL Training Session is being held on Wednesday May 23rd at the Spotsylvania YMCA pool at 7:00 PM
Our team had a fantastic group of trained officials last year, but we were very short in some positions. Some of our trained officials from last year are not returning to the team this summer. We really need additional Stroke and Turn Judges!! Hopefully, most of last year’s returning officials will renew, if required this year, but it would be great if we could have many more people trained to help support our team. If you are feeling a bit unsure, I am 100% sure that the officials from last year would love to mentor you! New officials will have the support of seasoned officials. The more RSL trained officials the team has helps to spread out the workload over the season.
Remember, only Head Clerks of Course, Head Timers, Head Scorekeepers, and Starters who received training in 2017 will carry over to the 2018 season.
Here are the remaining four 2018 RSL Training Dates:
2018 TRAINING DATES
Wednesday May 23 - Spotsylvania YMCA @ 7:00 PM
Wednesday May 30 - Aqua Harbour @ 7:00 PM
Saturday June 9 – Hampton Oaks @ 9:00 AM
Thursday June 14 – Hopyard @ 6:30 PM
NO MAKE UP SESSIONS WILL BE HELD
Volunteers are critical to the running of our swim meets. Competitive swimming requires parents to be actively involved in all aspects of our swim meets. Timers, judges, concessions attendants, announcers, starters, and scorekeepers are a few of the positions which are filled by parent volunteers. Volunteering is a requirement for our team.
Training for particular positions (i.e. starter, stroke and turn judge, referee, head timer, head scorer, and head clerk of course) is available prior to the beginning of our season. These "trained" volunteer positions are not difficult and are essential to running the meets. Each team is required to have trained volunteers - please consider helping your team and learning more about the sport of swimming!
If you have been trained in the past and need to renew, or have never been trained, please try to attend one of the RSL training sessions. If you are new to the team – there are plenty of volunteer positions that do not require training. If you have been on the team for a few years – please think about getting training as a Stroke and Turn Judge.
If you are an active high school or USA Swimming Official, please be sure to fill out and return the required form to the RSL.
We really need Stroke and Turn Officials and Referees!
The first two training sessions had the training for Stroke and Turn and Referee’s combined and it seems to be getting very positive feedback.
It is VERY helpful to have an Administrative Referee on Deck to help the meet move along faster.
But anyone wanting to train as a Starter, Head Timer, Head Clerk of Course, or Head Scorer - we always have a need!!!
PLEASE NOTE: All RSL training is free, except Stroke and Turn Trainees and Referees are required to complete the online course at StrokeAndTurn.com and to bring their certificate to training. The swim team will reimburse you for this expense if requested.
Please direct all questions regarding volunteer training to: LeeHillSwims@gmail.com
Thank you very much for taking the time to get trained and for volunteering!
PS – If you need directions to any of the pools where training is being held – please go to the RSL Website: http://www.rslswimming.com/teams/