2019 Training Protocol

  • As required by 10.1 in the Rappahannock Swim League Rules, any volunteer who serves as:
    • Starter;
    • Scorer;
    • Head Timer; or
    • Clerk of Course

    must participate in approved training once every two years.  For the 2019 summer swim season, the Rappahannock swim league is offering online training and certification for these positions.

    If a volunteer attended training in 2018 for the above-listed positions, they do not need to train again.  If a volunteer attended training in 2017, they will need to take the online course and certification test.

    The 2019 online training courses and certification exams are now available.  Please click the link below to view online training and assessments for each position.

    First-year Starters must shadow a Starter with at least two years of experience and practice both forward and backward starts prior to working a meet in this position.  If your team does not have an experienced Starter able to mentor a new Starter, please contact the RSL.

    Computer Operators are still required to attend an in-person RSL Clinic.  This Clinic will only cover instructions on using Meet Manager, computer seeding, etc.  It does not cover the other functions of the scoring table.  For this training, computer operators should bring their team laptop.

2019 Training Schedule

Rule 10.2 regulating Referees and Stroke & Turn Judges has not changed.  Please refer to that rule for more specifics. Please RSVP to attend to one of the in person trainging sessions by filling out this form: 2019 RSL Training Sessions


Referee, Stroke and Turn Judge, and Computer Operation RSL approved training will be offered on these dates:

  • Saturday 18 May, 9:00 AM -11:00 AM @ Fawn Lake
  • Monday, 20 May, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM @ Spotsylvania YMCA*tentative
  • Wednesday 05 June, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Hopyard
  • Saturday 08 June, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM @ Hampton Oaks
  • Wednesday 12 June, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM @ Idlewild

Visit the Teams Page for directions to any of our training locations.

Training Material


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Head Timer

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