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Volunteer Job Descriptions- Certified

CHURCH RUN ROCKETS

PARENT VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

Trained or Certified Positions

 

The volunteer positions listed below are critical positions required to run a swim meet. Each of these positions requires training and/or certification. All positions are required for a home meet. During an away meet, we may be required to provide these positions in limited quantities.  

We are always looking for new faces in our pool of certified/trained positions, and your family will get volunteer credit for the shifts you must work to become certified.  Interested in becoming certified? Contact Marci Miller at cmhrmiller4@verizon.net 

HEAD CLERK OF COURSE

The Head Clerk must complete a GRAL training course OR a one-hour orientation session prior to the training session. He or she must pass the written exam. He or she should work half of a meet and all relays in the clerk of course with a certified Head Clerk. To maintain certification, a Head Clerk should work a minimum of two sessions per year.

HEAD COMPUTER REP

Annual training is provided by GRAL. No other certification is required.  

HEAD TABLE WORKER

To become a Head Table Worker, the candidate should work as a table worker for two halves (first and second). He or she should work as Head Table Worker alongside a seasoned Head Table Worker for one second-half session before working alone.

REFEREE

The Referee must be trained as and have worked at least eight sessions (each meet half is a session) as Strokes and Turns judge prior to becoming a Referee. He or she must complete GRAL training courses for Referee, Head Clerk of Course, Strokes and Turns and Starter, passing all tests. New Referees must walk half  a meet with a certified Starter and half as Clerk of Course unless already certified in these positions.  Additionally, the Referee must walk one full meet as Referee, working alongside a certified Referee. To maintain current certification, a Referee must work a minimum of two meets per year as Referee, attend a Referee clinic every year, and pass Referee and Starter recertification tests every other year.

STARTER

The Starter must complete a GRAL-approved training course and pass a written exam. He or she should work one full meet alongside a certified Starter. To maintain certification, a Starter must work a minimum of two sessions per year.

STROKES AND TURNS JUDGE

A Strokes and Turns Judge (S&T) must complete the GRAL training course for S&T and pass the written test.  He or she must walk one entire meet and one half meet in order to view all strokes and relays. The S&T candidate should be supervised by a certified S&T judge one full meet prior to working alone. To maintain certification in S&T, he or she must work a minimum of two sessions during the previous year, review annual updates on the GRAL website, attend GRAL training course every other year, and pass written certification tests every year.

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