River Run Raptors 

River Run Raptors Update - Officials Needed, Volunteer Sign Up

Raptors Swimming
May 1, 2019

River Run Raptors Update - Registration Reminders, Officials Needed, Volunteer Sign Up

Hi Raptors!  Excited to see all the new and returning swimmers coming through the registration process! Can't wait for some warmer weather and days at the pool!! Below are a few updates as we head towards the start of the season.  

Thanks, Jenn Buedel (Raptors Volunteer Parent Board, President)


1)Registration is still open at rrraptors.org!  If you haven't completed your sign up yet registration is open through 6/7, but please note we can't guarantee the perfect t-shirt size after May 4th. :)

2)If you registered on-line and selected to pay by check...please make sure to drop those payments off to the River Run Clubhouse office as soon as possible.  Once they are received, we can complete the registration process and get you on the roster! 

3)Continue to spread the word to friends and neighbors about our great little club!  Spots on the team remain open for both River Run Club members, non-member River Run residents, and families from outside of River Run.  We love ALL our team members and would love to have others join us this season!! 


We are currently looking for 3-4 additional parents willing to be officials this season - Please consider fulfilling your volunteer obligation in this way!  (you are invaluable since we can't run a meet without our officials!)

What to know about being an official:

-Fulfills your volunteer obligation for the regular season 

-Training is provided by the Naperville Swim Conference - which teaches you what you need to know to do for the job (no advanced swim knowledge required) -- see below for training session days/times

-The Training session is included as one of your volunteer slots (only officiate for 5 regular season meets!)

-Best view of the races (with water and snacks provided!

Able to help us out as an official? THANK YOU!

Please sign up for one of the training sessions below and send Jenn Buedel a quick email at jebuedel@gmail.com to let her know you'll be joining us as an official!  (returning officials must also sign up for a training, unless USA/YMCA certified in which case we will need to submit your certification to the conference.)

2019 NSC Officials Sign up and certification submission

All training sessions will be held at Fort Hill Activity Center, 20 Fort Hill Drive, Naperville. You only need to attend 1 session.



Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 pm

Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 pm

Saturday, May 18th at 9:00 am

Wednesday, May 22nd at 6:30 pm

New and returning officials who are  not  currently USA/YMCA certified:   Even if you went through NSC training last year, you must attend again this year. Please sign-up for one of the four sessions offered. Training classes are typically around 90 minutes for Stroke and Turn; individuals may stay for optional Starter/Referee instruction following. If registrations exceed available slots or there are not sufficient registrations to hold a particular class, you will be notified in advance.   2019 NSC Stroke and Turn Officials Training sign up   **Please complete a separate registration for each participant so we have contact information for each registrant**


Current USA Swim/YMCA Certified Officials:  If you are a currently certified USA Swimming or YMCA official you do not need to attend the clinics.  Instead, simply complete the Google Form through the following link and include a .pdf of your certification:   2019 NSC USA Swimming/YMCA Certified Officials


Officials Sign up Link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c49a4ad2ba6f49-2019

Volunteer Sign Up:  We are currently waiting on a team for one of our away meets to send a computer file that sets up that meet and is necessary for volunteer sign up (home team must initiate the process).  We have contacted them and will hopefully hear back soon (fingers crossed!) in order to keep our Volunteer Registration start date as planned on May 4th, Saturday at 8am.  I will send a separate email later this week with an update on the volunteer sign up dates, details on how to sign up, etc.   Our complete season schedule is listed on the rrraptors.org website under 2019 Meet Schedule in the tabs at the top of the main page for those looking to plan out which meets are best for fulfilling their volunteer commitment.  

In Other News:

Team Swim Suits: While not required, we do recommend Raptor swim team members purchase our team suit (photos on our website).   Raptor team suit is available for purchase at The Swimmer's Edge Store (7532 Janes Ave, Woodridge, IL 60517).  I suggest trying out your suit at the store, especially if you are new to racing suits.  You can also contact Swimmer's Edge at  (630) 985-2334.  

Ask for the River Run Raptor Team Suit - they will have the style information, as well as preferred team pricing.  

Sponsor Opportunity:  Interested in supporting the Raptors as a team sponsor or know of some who might be interested?   We offer several levels of sponsorship which include banners at swim meets and water polo games, company logos on our team shirts, and recognition on our team website and in the Raptor Reporter.   As a 401(c)3 orgainzation, all sponsorships are tax deductible.  For more infomation click the following link:  /recnbrrril/UserFiles/Image/QuickUpload/raptors-sponsorship-packet-2019-final_064452.pdf  or contact Jen Malinsowski (jenm710@yahoo.com) for more information.