Volunteering

Like most swim clubs in the area, Vortex Swim Club is run by member volunteers who elect a Board of Directors to oversee the administrative functions of the club. The team relies on member volunteers to help out with day-to-day operations and special events to keep our monthly dues down. We need all families to assist in making Vortex Swim Club a success!

Our volunteer policy is intended to share the workload of running a competitive, USA swim team.

 

Click Here for Volunteer Position Descriptions

 

If you have something to contribute to the team, but do not see it listed here, contact the Volunteer Coordinator and let them know!  We are always open to new ideas!

 

 

Become a Certifified USA Swimming Official:

 
 
This is at no cost to you and you will be able to complete your volunteer hours in a very short time!   When you become an official you will help the local team and the USA Swimming organization with running a well-organized meet, meet the local officials, be allowed on deck and mingle with the swimmer and have access to your swimmers while they are on deck. On top of this, you will have access to free food as a courtesy from the local clubs for your time.
 
 
 
Here are the basic steps to  join USA Swimming as an Official and be certified by the local swimming clubs :
  1. Register as an apprentice official. Once your training is completed, you will register and pay membership dues as a full official.
  2. Attend an officials clinic (stroke and turn training)
  3. Complete a Level 2 Background Check
  4. Complete Athlete Protection Training
  5. Complete on-deck sessions shadowing a certified official
 
  • To register as an apprentice you will need to contact Colorado Swimming and follow the instructions on the officials corner tab, this site also has the officials clinic for stroke and turn which is the beginning level for officials.  Classes are offered between October and February.
  • As part of registration, you will need complete and pass a background check, please contact the club treasurer for reimbursement. 
  • Once you have complete the athlete protection training you will be allowed to complete 22 hours of shadowing a certified official.  After completing 22 hours you are a certified official. The club will reimburse the cost of uniform as well.
  • The forms and the athlete protection training are located in the USA Swimming website.
  • In order to maintain the certification, you will need to do at least 10 sessions (each session is 4 hours) a year. You can follow the number of sessions you have complete in the USA Swimming website
  • Please contact Mike Ruttenberg (vicepresident@teamvortex.org) or Ricardo Sarti (ricardosarti@gmail.com) for more information.

More information can also be found here.