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Officials Clinics

 

Interested in becoming a Stroke & Turn judge?

Saturday, June 1st from 9am-12pm at the Sudley Swim Club (8613 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA 20109)--this one is closest to Dominion Valley

2nd Officials Clinic: Date TBD

If you're interested in being trained as an official this year, please contact John Choberka.

This article provides a great overview of some of the different volunteers in charge of running summer league meets. Position descriptions below:

Stroke and Turn Judges

The Stroke and Turn Judges are responsible for ensuring that swimmers comply with the rules relating to each stroke and turn. This position requires training at the League Certification Clinic for Officials through the Prince William Swim League.

Referee

The Referee is an official who enforces the rules during the meet. Referees must have at least 2-3 years’ experience as a Stroke and Turn Judge. This position requires training at the League Certification Clinic for Officials through the Prince William Swim League.

Starter

The Starter is the person that starts the heats during the meet. They will use the starting system provided by the league. This position requires training at the League Certification Clinic for Officials through the Prince William Swim League.

Clerk of Course

The Clerk is responsible for all of the paperwork at the meet prior to the swimmer's event. The Clerk seeds each swimmer in each event to a heat and lane according to their submitted entry time. Swimmers report to the clerk prior to their scheduled event to receive a time card with their heat and lane assignment for that event. The Clerk is always in need of volunteers to help hand out event cards, get swimmers in their proper order, and walk young swimmers to their assigned lane at the start of their event. Clerk of Course requires training at the League Certification Clinic for Officials. Assistants do not require training.

Computer Operator

The Computer Operator is responsible for electronic meet entries prior to the swim meet and data entry of meet results at the meet. During the week prior to each swim meet, the Computer Operator must get all meet entries entered into the computer and print event cards for the Clerk of Course. The Computer Operator needs a volunteer or two on the day of the meet to help enter and validate event results.