How You Can Help the Gators Swim Team!

 

A successful swim season takes a coordinated effort from more than just your swimmer and coaches. There are many different tasks which contribute to a successful swim season and we ask each family to volunteer throughout the year. We may also have times we request donations such as food or drink items for meets or team events. 

Some ways you can be involved with the season:

  • Meet Setup
  • Meet Officials
  • Timer
  • Bull Pin
  • Registration Table
  • Runner & Awards Manager
  • Time Entries
  • Concessions
  • Food Donations
  • Writing News Articles
  • Take Photos at meets & events
  • Social Event Planner

 

Below are the different Officials needed for home swim meets and links to available training. 

YMCA Administrative Official (AO): 

  • Meet Schedule & Software
  • Timing Software & Touch Pads
  • Manage Timers
  • Finalize Times & Places

This course is designed to certify administrative (dry deck) swim officials for the YMCA of the USA's Competitive Swimming Program. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the Administrative Swim Official prior to, during and after a meet. The course also briefly reviews for the participants the facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, including matters relating to eligibility to participate in and entry into the meet. Successful completion of a written examination is required to pass the course.

Timing & Start Protocol - Training Video

 


 

 

Swim Official Level 1 Courses: includes following jobs

  • Stroke & Turn Judge
  • Relay Take-Off Judge
  • Place Judge

This course is designed to train participants as swim officials for YMCA Competitive Swimming in the areas of Stroke and Turn Judge, Relay Take-off Judge, Place Judge and Timer. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior to, during and after a swim meet. The course also reviews the facilities requirements for a meet, swimmer eligibility and the roles of Chief Judge, Starter and Referee. Successful completion of a written examination is required to pass the course.

How To Officiate Freestyle - Training Video

How To Officiate Backstroke - Taining Video

How To Officiate Butterfly - Training Video

How To Officiate Breaststroke - Training Video

How To Officiate Individual Medley IM - Training Video

How To Officiate Relays - Training Video

 


 

 

Swim Official Level 2 Course: includes following jobs

  • Referee
  • Starter
  • Chief Judge

This course is designed to certify or recertify participants to be Swim Officials for YMCA Competitive Swimming in the areas of Referee, Starter and Chief Judge. The course focuses on the specific duties and responsibilities of the above officials prior to, during and after a swim meet. The course also reviews the facilities and staffing requirements for a meet, rules for swimming various strokes, matters relating to eligibility and other key roles of the official. Successful completion of a written examination is required to pass the course.

Course participants desiring initial certification must have been a fully certified YMCA Level I or USA-S official for at least one year.  In addition, they must provide a copy of their YMCA Level I Certification or USA-S Official designation and documentation that they have served a minimum of 8 sessions as a fully certified YMCA and/or USA-S Swim Official.

Course participants intending to use this program to recertify as YMCA Level II officials must provide documentation that they have served a minimum of 12 sessions over the prior three-year certification period.