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Top Ten Character

Rowdy's Top Ten Characteristics a Swimmer Looks for in an Official

10

Passion - pay attention, care about your responsibility on deck

9

Authority - be confident, not timid, you are in charge so act like it

8

Even Temper - radical mood swings are not a good sign

7

Consistency - be fair across the board, treat everyone equally

6

Experience - commit to knowing the rules better than anyone else on deck

5

Civility - be courteous and respectful, and be a good listener

4

Verbalization - offer clear and concise explanations

3

Enforce the Spirit of the Law vs. the Letter of the Law - if in doubt, no call

2

Integrity - be a role model

1

Safety - our responsibility is to be sure the athletes are safe