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Subject Article: Dual Meet Training: Classes and Clinics
 Dual Meet Training: Classes and Clinics
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Posted: December-10-2019 at 7:24am | IP Logged
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TRAINING: CLASSES, CLINICS AND CERTIFICATIONS

REQUIRED TRAINING

As you know, to run a successful dual meet, a significant number of volunteers are needed. Many of these volunteers do not need to complete formal training, but there are a few roles that do require YMCA and/or Penn-Del training. This article clarifies the meet roles that require formal YMCA training and certification and/or Penn-Del annual clinic attendance.

As the host team for a home meet, you have the responsibility to attain and assign the necessary number of volunteers to handle all the roles/responsibilities/tasks of the meet. Although there are no requirements that all these volunteers come from the host team, you are strongly urged to not rely on other teams to staff your suggested home meet roles especially those roles where formal training and annual clinic attendance is required.

This means that you will need to encourage your swim team parents to not only volunteer to work meets but also to commit the time necessary to complete the required training to be able to fulfil the roles where formal training and/or clinic attendance is required.

Below is a summary of several important volunteer roles: See Penn-Del Rules, Section 2.9 for more details.

Summary

Suggested Number from Home Team

Suggested Number from Away Team

YMCA Certified Official Required

Must Attend Annual Penn-Del Clinic

REFEREE

1

0

Yes-Level II

Yes - PD Referee Clinic

STARTER

1

0

Yes-Level II

No

STROKE JUDGE

1 or more

1 or more

Yes-Level I or II

No

TURN JUDGE

1 or more

1 or more

Yes-Level I or II

No

CONSOLE OPERATOR

1

0

No

No, but the host team needs to train an appropriate  number of people on their specific type of equipment

MEET MANAGER OPERATOR

1

1 MM Op or 1 Admin Official

No

Yes - PD MM Operator Clinic

ADMIN OFFICIAL

1

0

Yes-Admin Official

Yes - PD Admin Official Clinic

TIMER

1 per lane +1

1 per lane

No

No

RUNNER

1

0

No

No

PLACE JUDGE

1

1

No

No

ANNOUNCER

1

0

No

No

 

  • MEET REFEREE - Must be a current YMCA-certified Level II Swim Official and attend a Penn-Del annual Referee clinic

  • ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIAL - Must be a current YMCA or USA-S certified Admin Official (or YMCA Level II certified) and attend an annual Penn-Del Admin Official clinic

  • MEET MANAGER OPERATOR - Must attend an annual Penn-Del Meet Manager Operator clinic. Volunteers who have not taken the Penn-Del basic Meet Manager Operator training class must attend this class at least once. After completing the basic training class, volunteers are only required to attend an annual Penn-Del Meet Manager "refresher" clinic in subsequent years

  • STARTER - Must be a current YMCA-certified Level II or USA-S certified Swim Official. No Penn-Del annual clinic is required

  • STROKE & TURN JUDGES - Must be YMCA-certified Level I or Level II Swim official or USA-S certified Swim Official. No Penn-Del annual clinic is required

  • CONSOLE OPERATOR - No YMCA or Penn-Del class or clinic is required. The Host team is responsible for any training necessary to ensure that this volunteer(s) has the skill set and knowledge to setup and operate the host�s timing console

  • TIMERS - No YMCA or Penn-Del class or clinic is required. Any volunteer who knows how to operate a stopwatch can be used

  • PLACE JUDGES AND RUNNER - No YMCA class or Penndel clinic is required

Notes:

  • Terminology: CLASSES generally refer to formal training classes (usually several hours in duration), while CLINICS generally refer to Penn-Del-specific annual refresher clinics (usually 1-hour or less in duration).
  • YMCA-certification for swim officials is required every three years. Penn-Del clinic-attendance is required annually.
  • The visiting team also has the responsibility to provide 1 timer per lane, at least 2 YMCA/USA-S Stroke and Turn Judges, 1 place judge, and 1 Penn-Del Meet Manager operator and/or a YMCA certified and Penn-Del Admin Official.

Currently scheduled YMCA-Swim Official classes and Penn-Del annual clinics are held at the beginning of the season generally from September 1 through the end of October.  When schedule training classes and clinics are available they will show on the front page of the Penndel Web site.

At the beginning of each season, contact names and information will be available to coaches to request a scheduled class or  clinics to be held at their YMCA Location.




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