RSL Trained Positions include:  Clerk of Course, Data Coordinator, Head Timer, Referee, Starter and Stroke and Turn Judge.  They are not difficult and open to everyone who is interested. These positions are crucial for the team. No meet can be held without trained officials!  Our goal is to have as many families as possible trained in at least one of these positions.

Change for the 2019 Season:  Only the Referee, Stroke & Turn Judge and Computer Operator need to attend the in-person briefing.  All others can take an online course provided by the RSL.  Online Briefings can be found here

Current RLS Training Schedule

In-Person Training Dates:

  • Saturday 18 May, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM @ Fawn Lake
  • Monday, 20 May, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Spotsylvania YMCA*tentative
  • Wednesday 05 June, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Hopyard
  • Saturday 08 June, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM @ Hampton Oaks
  • Wednesday 12 June, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Idlewild
CLERK of COURSE:
RSL Trained position.  Works entire meet.
Collects entry cards from each team. Organizes cards by events, heats, lanes. Ensures entry cards are handed out prior to start of event.
DATA COORDINATOR:
RSL Trained position. Works entire meet.
Enters swimmers times into the computer.
HEAD TIMER:
RSL Trained position.  1st and 2nd Shifts
Responsible for assembling/instructing all lane timers on their responsibility and procedures for timing prior to start of the meet. Assigns lanes, distributes and collects watches, pencils , and clipboards. Signals the Referee that all timers are ready. Starts two watches for every race in the event of a failure for any reason of an official timer's watch.
REFEREE:
RSL Trained Position. Works entire meet.
The Referee shall have full authority over all officials and shall assign and instruct them prior to and during the meet. Signs off on all DQ slips and can disqualify any competitor for any personally observed rules violation. Signs the score sheet at conclusion of the meet. 
STARTER:
RSL trained.  1st and 2nd shift
Electronically starts each heat when the swimmers are ready to start.
STROKE and TURN JUDGE:
RSL trained.  1st and 2nd shift
See job description at RSL training class.
   
Waiver:  For those parents that are currently certified by USA Swimming or Virginia High School League as a Stroke & Turn judge, Referee or Starter, the training requirement can be waived.  Please save your USA credentials from Deck Pass to a PDF/image file and send them to the RSL Representative along with the Waiver Request found here.  RSL Representative:  miguelg187@yahoo.com