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Volunteers

All families are required to provide at least one volunteer for any and all meets where your swimmer competes. We cannot run a swim meet without volunteers. 

Some positions require training. Please note that you may be assigned to volunteer positions that do not require any special training and are not listed below such as timer, concession clerk, safety marshal, or relay coordinator.

When you arrive at a meet, please check in with Megan Platenik to confirm your volunteer position for the night, and receive any additional instructions.

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Volunteer Sign Up

  • Select "Signup Calendar" to sign up for a swim meet. 
  • Click on the green "Job Signup" button to sign up for a volunteer position. 
  • Click the gray "Sign up for Jobs" button. 
  • Check the job assignment, and click the "Save Assignments" button.
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RSL Training

The following volunteer positions require the completion of RSL training:

  • Data / Meet Maestro (Computer Operator)
  • Referee/Stroke and Turn
  • Clerk of Course
  • Head Timer
  • Head Scorekeeper
  • Starter

Please review RSL training dates on the Signup Calendar page.

2022 Waiver Requests for USAS/VHSL Trained Positions

As in the past years, for certain positions that have undergone the trainings provided by USA Swimming or the Virginia High School Leagues, a waiver request can be submitted to the RSL by using the link to submit their forms and documentation:

2022 RSL Waiver Request

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Job Descriptions

The following are descriptions of jobs we need at home and away meets:  Please note: jobs will be assigned and filled by priority to make the swim meet run successfully.  Some jobs may be deleted in favor of higher priority jobs.

  • Announcer/DJ - Must be comfortable using microphone over speaker to announce events to report to clerk of course as well as missing swimmers. No training needed. This job is outside the whole time.
  • Awards - This person will sit in the lobby of the Y and match label stickers to ribbons for both teams. It can be done by an older swimmer or older non-swimming sibling. No training needed.
  • Clean Up Crew - Stays at the end of the meet to help clean up the parking lot and put away all meet related equipment no training needed. It is a late night job.
  • Clerk of Course - Organizes swimmers in the correct event, heat, and lane. Online training required.
  • Concessions - Sells food and drinks/other items to help raise money for the team no training required; please only sign up if ALL OTHER POSITIONS ARE FULL.
  • Data - Checks swimmer names and times to help the scorekeeper. Only the head scorekeeper requires training, but there is an online video to watch which may be helpful.
  • Head Referee - Makes all final decisions and ensures safety. Keeps the meet running on schedule. Checks for conflicts.This is a trained volunteer position with prior experience.
  • Head Timer - Uses 2 stop watches to time each event. Helps timers if they have an issue with their stopwatch. Online training required.
  • Relay Coordinator - Organizes swimmers for the free and medley relays. No training class required.
  • Stroke & Turn - Ensures that swimmers follow all the rules for a legal swim. Requires Stroke and Turn certification.
  • Timer - Uses a stopwatch to time each swimmer's time in their assigned lane. Writes time on heat sheet to send to data. No training required.
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Spotsylvania YMCA Dragons

Join us this summer at the Ron Rosner Family YMCA of Spotsylvania County, 5700 Smith Station Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407

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