2019 Training Dates
This sport requires parents to be participants, not just spectators.
In order for our meets to run smoothly, we need at least one parent from each family to work a minimum of four meets* (untrained positions, or 3 meets in a trained position) during the regular season and to help with the finals, if their swimmer is selected to swim in finals.
It takes approximately sixty Curtis Park parents to run a home meet.
There are many volunteer positions that can be learned "on the job" and "The Mock Meet/Time Trials" gives us the opportunity to train new parents for many of these duties. Some duties require a few hours of formal training provided by the RSL. (Dates and locations for training will be posted on Facebook, Home page and Events).
The positions required to run a meet or other team functions and a description of the
responsibilities are listed below.
Note: Stroke and Turn Trainees are required to complete the online course at StrokeAndTurn.com (and recommended for Referees) and to bring their certificate to training. Let us know as soon as possible, if you are interested in a trained position.
Positions requiring training
Referee - The referee is an experienced official that authenticates disqualifications and determines if a heat is ready to begin for home meets.
Starter - The starter signals the start of each race for home meets.
Stroke & Turn - Observes the swimmers during each heat/event to ensure their strokes and turns are legal according to USA swimming rules for home and away meets. (Bring your training certificate from http://strokeandturn.com)
Clerk of Course - Assembles all the swimmers into their correct lane/heat and distributes deck cards to each swimmer for home and away meets.
Scoring - Review the 3 times entered on the deck cards for each swimmer to determine the median for home and away meets.
Data Entry - Enter the swimmers times into the computer and produce scoring reports for the RSL at home and away meets.
Head Timer -Organize, brief timers and distribute watches; start two extra stopwatches which can be traded to timers in the event they didn't get an accurate start; substitute for timers who need to use the restroom or helps secure a replacement if a timer needs to leave