Our team is in need of 2 or more parents to step up and volunteer to be Stroke and Turn Judges for swim meets. This is not a difficult "job", but it does require a small amount of swimming background (if you have EVER swam on a team, you would be qualified).
The Stroke and Turn judge will determine if an illegal stroke or turn has been used by a swimmer to create an unfair advantage. There will be a 1.5 hour class that covers the rules governing the four basic competitive strokes, turns, starts, and relays for the CYO Swim Program. We currently have one parent trained and ready to volunteer, but I would like to have 3 or 4 parents so they can take a week or two off during the season, since we need S&T Judges at EVERY one of our meets.
The next training is Oct. 22 from 6 to 7pm at Valley Catholic (where our normal practices occur). Again, this is a volunteer opportunity, but our team is responsible for two S&T Judges at each meet. If we do not have the proper number, coaches will be pulled from their coaching responsibilities and turned into S&T Judges. I would like to avoid this possibility at all costs.