Online Officials Clinic Opportunities
Greetings PX3 Parents and Swimmers!
I hope all of you are doing well and staying dry in the wet weather we've had the past few days. Chadd Chatterton, A long time swim parent for PX3 and also one of our lead officials in the state of Wisconsin is running an online officials clinic on 10/28/2020 and we wanted to be sure that you all knew of this great oppurtunity to learn more about becoming an official was avaialble.
In todays COVID world of not being able to have spectators in the facility, this is a great oppurtunity to make your way onto the pool deck during a swim meet, but also providing an essential componant to what is needed to ensure that we run fair, safe and equitable competitions for the student athletes. These clinics will serve as opportunities to see your swimmers in the water live. Participation in the clinics is not an obligation or commitment. If you decide afterwards that it is just not for you, which is totally fine, that is ok. Becoming an official may seem somewhat of a daunting undertaking but the way that the training is structured with "baby steps" and constant mentoring and support, you are never put in a position to feel uncomfortable. You do not need to be proficient in swimming or, for that matter, the rules of swimming, up front. Becoming an official does not "tie you down" to having to work every meet. You help out when you can and hopefully, you will enjoy this much more than you think and want to continue to progress. If you do have any further questions about the different clinics or just general questions about being an official please reach out to Chadd Chatterton at 262.914.1692.
Dates, Official Training Type and Direct link for the upcoming clinics
10/28/2020-Stroke and Turn Official: https://www.teamunify.com/team/czwilsc/page/events#/team-events/upcoming/1197485
11/2/2020-Administrative Official: https://www.teamunify.com/team/czwilsc/page/events#/team-events/upcoming/1198464
- Wisconsin Swimming USA Officials Clinics Fall 2020.pdf
- Why Become a PX3/Wisconsin Swimming Official Document