September 16, 2013
ESC is in need of USA swimming certified Stroke and Turn Officials to officiate during our swim meets. If you have ever thought about officiating but weren't quite sure, now is your chance. I am putting together a Stroke and Turn clinic for volunteers who are interested in becoming certified as a USA Swimming Official. If you have been to a swim meet than you have seen the folks in white polos and blue shorts. Officiating is a great way to help out the swimming community and we need to have more offiicals for our club!
Training involves a training session with a great clinician, Teri White, who was on the pool deck at the last Olympic Trials. She is very knowledgeable and incredibly dedicated to swimming. Stroke and Turn judges complete a background check, athlete protection training, and four novice sessions on a pool deck with 2 different referees.
The meeting would be approximately 2-3 hours on either September 30 or October 16th/17th. I need at least four volunteers for Teri to conduct the training. Just send me a quick email if you are interested and what day would be best for you. I would prefer to have training on September 30 so that you could use the Sockeye Sprints and October Challenge as your training grounds and be up and officiating by our Age group Invite meet in November!!!
If you have any questions about officiating please feel free to ask myself, James Wright, Cindy Whitney, or Haleigh Werner.
ESC meet referee