Team Rep: Mark Fisher
Officials Coordinator: Ken Bullwinkle
All volunteers (swimmers and parents) for the upcoming season, please follow the steps below:
- Visit www.cyedc.org/support-the-y/volunteer/
- Scroll down to complete application (make sure to input a valid driver’s license or photo ID number, your information will be scanned through our Raptor System)
- Our HR Director will receive the application, she will contact you by email with our Child Abuse Prevention Guidelines Policy which requires your signature (this has recently been updated and needs to be completed for this season).
- Questions, contact Jamie Mingis firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for completing this process.
Parent/Athlete Concussion Information Sheet
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by bump, blow, or jolt to the head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.
Concussion Awareness Fact Sheet
View the swimming rules for the various swimming categories.
PennDel Swim League – Scorers
- Are you new to working as a scorer for dual meets?
- Do you need a fresher course on working with Meet Manager?
- The PennDel League has created several video’s to help you become more proficient in working with Hy-tek Meet Manager.
- Two videos are available now with several more to come shortly.
- Here is the link to the video library on YouTube.
- If you are a scorer, please take the time to review these important videos before your next meet.
Become an Official
Are you bored between events at your child’s swim meet? Why not become an official! The advantages of officiating at a meet are:
- It makes the meet go by much faster since you are doing something instead of just sitting in the stands.
- You ensure quality officiating by becoming a part of the system.
- You get to know other parents, volunteers, and coaches and may make new friends as a result.
- It’s much less crowded on deck and a whole lot cooler.
- There’s no admission charge and you get a free heat sheet.
- Your child will think you are cool.
- See YMCA Swim Official’s Classes
It takes at least 26 people to conduct a meet correctly.
No certification needed for the following positions
- Timers – 13 Timers for a 6 Lane Pool. 17 timers for an 8 lane pool.
- Scorers – 3 scorers needed.
- Announcer – 1
- Place Judge – 2
- Runner – 1 needed, works best with 2 if electronic timing is not used.
- Computer Console Operator – 1
- Timing Console Operator – 1
YMCA Official Certification required for the following positions
- Stroke/Turn Judges – 4 judges needed
- Starter/Referee – 2 positions can be done by one person. (Also requires a league certification)
- Lighten Up, Swim Parents! – Article from USA Swimming
- 10 Career Lessons You Learn from Competitive Swimming
Ten Things Parents of Athletes Need to Know
By Stefanie Mullen is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Girlfriend’s Soul and owner and founder of Ooph.com
November 15, 2013
I have seen some things on the sidelines over the years that would give you nightmares. Casts being sawed off, coaches going to blows, parents screaming obscenities at the other teams fans. U.G.L.Y. We have all gotten way too emotionally involved in our kids sports. We have forgotten that it’s about the kids and the lessons, the journey if you will, not the end point.
I have an 18 year old now. He is playing D1 lacrosse for an east coast college and I couldn’t be prouder of him. My 16 year old is committed to a college on the east coast to play as well in 2015. One thing I know for sure is this. They did it. Not us. No amount of screaming, calling coaches, forcing practices would have mattered if they didn’t want it. It was our goal to be supportive, try and embarrass them as little as possible and give them the tools they needed to achieve their dreams. But they had to fight for those dreams. Not us.
My point here is, it’s about them. Get out of their way, enjoy the process, uncoil a bit. Someday far too soon this whole sports thing will be over and you will be begging them to come home for Thanksgiving. TRUST. ME.
Ten Things Parents of Athletes Should Know: Click here to see the list.