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Parent Volunteer Opportunity: OFFICIALS NEEDED, respond by 8pm May 1st
To All Rocklin Swim Team Parents,  
   
Please read the entire message for information on how to earn $100 account credit! 
  
I hope everyone is doing well and your swimmers are enjoying being back in the water.  For those of you who were able to participate in the swim meet in Cameron Park this weekend, I am sure you noticed the number of volunteers required on deck to run the meet (coaches, officials, timers, deck marshals, etc).  Without these volunteers, these meets cannot happen for our kids. 
  
Rocklin Swim Team is in   desperate need of certified officials.  For every USA sanctioned swim meet we attend, Rocklin Swim Team is required to provided certified officials based on our number of participating swimmers.  This weekend, our team was expected to fill 4 slots for Stroke and Turn officials (2 officials in the morning session for 13 & up and 2 in the afternoon session for 12 & under).    At this time our team only has 2 certified officials, and I was the only official available to attend.  As a result, other teams in our Local Swimming Committee (LSC) had to help by sending officials.  It was particularly challenging to fill slots this weekend due to high school championships and numerous other swim meets within our LSC.  There have been instances where meets have been cancelled due to an insufficient number of officials. 
  
If you are interested in having the best seat in the house at swim meets, please contact me to register for the final Officials Clinic of the 2020/21 season.  This clinic is the first step in becoming a certified official.   
  
The clinic is scheduled for   Tuesday, May 4th 6-8pm via Zoom.   
  
Please contact me no later than Saturday, May 1st at 8pm so I can register you before the May 2nd deadline.  I would be happy to explain how easy it is to become an official.  There is some training required, but it will help you to better understand the sport and allow our team to continue to compete. 
  
Once you are certified, Rocklin Swim Team will reimburse you for the cost of your USA Membership ($70.00) and background check ($38.00).  In addition, Rocklin Swim Team will apply a $100.00 credit to your account to be applied toward registration fees, meet fees, etc.  This credit will help to offset any costs associated with the purchase of the required official's uniform (Navy khakis/shorts/skirt, white polo/golf shirt, and white sneakers).    
   
Do not hesitate to call me with any questions.  
   
Sincerely,  
   
Jim Contratto  
Competitive Programs Representative  
Rocklin Swim Team  
916-205-1455