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USA Swim Officials Needed for Future Mavs' Meets
Good morning,
 
I hope everyone is doing well and has enjoyed seeing the kids back in the pool for clinics.  We are hoping to resume USA sanctioned swim meets, in some form, in the near future.  As you know, it takes a lot of effort from parents and volunteers for these meets to be successful.  This includes the need for certified officials.
 
We need your help!!  For every USA sanctioned meet we attend, Rocklin Swim Team/Mavericks is required to provided certified officials and timers based on our number of participating swimmers.  At this time we have only 2 certified officials.  
 
If you are interested in having the best seat in the house at swim meets, please join us at an Officials Clinic on one of the following dates to learn more.  At this time, these are the only clinics scheduled for the 2020/21 season.
 
Sunday, October 4th 10am-12pm
Tuesday, October 6th 6pm-8pm
Friday, October 9th 5pm-7pm
 
See the attached e-mail from Melissa Serrao for more information about becoming an official.  Once you are certified, Rocklin Swim Team will reimburse you for the cost of your USA Membership ($70.00) and background check ($38.00).
 
If you plan on attending one of the upcoming sessions, please
 
1.  Register for the clinc
2.  Send me your name, e-mail address, and telephone number so I can ensure you are on the attendee list.
 
Do not hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
 
 
 
Sincerely,
 
Jim Contratto
Competitive Programs Representative
Rocklin Swim Team
916-205-1455
 
----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Melissa Szpik Serrao <officialmelissasn@gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 4:12:36 PM PDT
Subject: SNS Officials Clinic Information
 
Officially Awesome Officials of Sierra Nevada
 
Here is some information for the upcoming clinics.  Please fill in the google form below to sign up for the clinics.  USA Swimming-SNS registration form (attached below) and payment can be sent to me before or after the clinic and once both are received we can register you. You will then be able to be certified by the LSC to Officiate for the new year if everything else is up to date! 90% of Officials have APT's expiring in October.
 
Zoom links will be sent on Friday so they are closer to the top of your inbox!  
 
If you are the Official Coordinator for your team and have new Officials attending please have them register AND you can send me their names so that they can be invited into the Zoom call from the waiting room (CCA and EGAC, I have yours). Only existing Officials and New Officials who have had their names submitted (via google form below or from their Officials Coordinator) will be invited in.  
 
Please plan to log in 15 minutes beforehand to test your camera and microphone. Also so that Alex has time to check you all off the list and let you into the clinic.
 
CLINIC OPPORTUNITIES
Sunday, October 4th 10am-12pm
Tuesday, October 6th 6pm-8pm
Friday, October 9th 5pm-7pm
 
REGISTER FOR A CLINIC USING THIS GOOGLE FORM (you can update your team affiliation or email info here too) 
 
 
AGENDA (attached pdf below)
 
USA SWIMMING TRAINING VIDEOS (please watch prior attending a clinic, there are 7 short videos: the start, freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breast, IM, relays) You will find them on the USAswimming website if you scroll down the Officials page for the links. This is to be done on the honor system and since we all know that Officials are honorable we trust you watch these videos on your own prior to the clinic. Here is the link to the page with the videos.
 
 
APPLICATION (single form for both USA Swimming and LSC attached as a link or PDF below) Please mail check ($68 to "Sierra Nevada Swimming") and registration to Melissa Szpik @ 2016 Burnett Way, Sacramento, CA 95818 or if your team is requesting it be sent to the Official Coordinator for a single payment, please follow your Coordinators direction (SMST and others).
 
STROKE BRIEFING 
Bullet point list of the strokes / a cheat sheet for the presentation:
 
 
 
 
PROFESSIONAL STROKE + TURN
 
Setting expectations for Officiating Checklist
 
 
TECH SUIT GUIDELINE LINK (Rule effective September 1st, 2020)
 
 
IF THIS IS YOUR YEAR TO UPDATE YOUR APT OR BACKGROUND use this link: 
 
https://www.usaswimming.org/officials/how-to-become-an-official to access the portals.
 
Phew!  Now we are ready for the clinics and we really, really look forward to seeing everyone. It just isn't the same not being on deck all the time!  However, in good news the Meet Sheets are coming at us fast and furious, there are meets in the pipeline!
 
Look for the links to arrive on Friday!
 
Officially yours,
Melissa