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Become an Official for the Fort Myer Swim Team

posted May 19, 2017, 4:09 AM by Fort Myer Swim Team   [ updated May 19, 2017, 4:09 AM ]
Good morning Fort Myer Swim Team Parents,

The swim season is right around the corner! If you want a poolside view at the meets and a great way to earn your volunteer points, consider becoming an official. There are still three training seasons available (below). Here is a quick description of the positions:

Stroke & Turn - these are the officials who stand at the pool side on both ends of the pool.  They are checking to be sure the swimmer's stroke is legal.  The training for this steps you through all of the info you need to understand to be able to determine if a swimmer is legal.  You do not need to have been a swimmer in your past.  All you need is the training (and a good pair of polarized sun glasses helps).  You'll have a little rule book to refresh your memory before each meet and you'll be briefed by the head official at the beginning of each meet to go through it. 

Starter - this is the official who announces which race we are doing and pushes the start button. This is a great position.  However,  you need to have been Stroke & Turn for at least 1 year before being a Starter.   

If you will be a returning official or plan on training to be a new official and you haven't been in touch with me, please shoot me a quick email.

Broadlands - Saturday May 20  8-11 am     
Broadlands Community Center
43008 Waxpool Rd, Ashburn, VA 20148
Trainers John Fraser, Ken Moore, Gordon Smith
Burke Centre - Saturday June 3       8-11 am     
Commons Community Center
5701 Roberts Pkwy, Burke, VA 22015
Trainers: John Fraser, John Reilly, Jeff Beima
Chinquapin - Saturday June 10      8-11 am   
Durant Arts Center in Old Town Alexandria
1605 Cameron St, Alexandria, VA 22314
Trainers:  John Fraser, Julie Greenwood, Gordon Smith

We are all looking forward to a great season!
Go Squids!

Erik Kenny
Team Rep