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RSL Trained Positions

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 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.



CLERK of COURSE: RSL Trained position. Works entire meet. Collects entry cards from each team. Organizes cards by events, heats, and lanes. Ensures entry cards are handed out prior to the start of the event. 

DATA COORDINATOR (HEAD SCOREKEEPER): 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 the start of the meet. Assigns lanes, and 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. 

USA SWIMMING/VHSL 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 submit them with the waiver: 2023 RSL Waiver Request

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