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Hi everyone

Welcome to the 2015-2016 season !!  I just wanted to cover a couple of points regarding the start of this swim season

First of all, a warm welcome to all new Machine officials and big welcome back to all our seasoned Machine Officials !!  Thank you for your interest in becoming or in continuing to be a PVS official.  

Secondl, Machine will be participating in the following swim meets between now and the end of the month.  If you have athletes participating in any of these meets, please consider volunteering to help officiate at any meets you are available for.

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University of Maryland Aquatic Club (UMAC) is running the Red & Black Invite Meet this coming Friday and Saturday (Oct 9-10) at University of Maryland Swim Center.  UMAC is looking for some additional officials (all positions) for the following sessions: 

Session 1 - Friday, October 9th:   Warm-up 4:30 - 5:20 PM / Events: 5:30 PM 

Session 2 - Saturday, October 10th:   Warm-up 7:30 - 8:20 AM / Events 8:30 AM 

Session 3 - Saturday, October 10th:   Warm-up 3:30 - 4:20 PM / Events 4:30 PM

Please email Carrie Tupper at ctupper@umd.edu to let her know which session(s) you can work and which positions you are certified in.  The meet announcement is available at  http://pvswim.org/1516meet/16-05r.html

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Herndon Aquatic (HACC) is running the popular Harvest Moon Invitational Meet this coming Saturday and Sunday (Oct 10-11) at Herndon Rec Center.  This is a great opportunity for our trainee officials to either take one of the officials clinics available at this location during the meet and to get one or more trainee sessions under their belt.  Kelly Rowell (meet referee) is looking for additional support in several positions during the following sessions

Saturday and Sunday Mornings (9-10 Girls & 11-12 Boys): 

Warm Ups:  6:30am

Leadership Briefing:  6:30am (Deck Referees, Starters, and Chief Judges) 

Officials Briefing:  7:20am

Events:  8:00am

 

Saturday & Sunday Afternoons (9-10 Boys & 11-12 Girls): 

Warm Ups:  1:00pm

Leadership Briefing:  1:00pm (Deck Referees, Starters, and Chief Judges)

Officials' Briefing:  1:50pm

Events:  2:30pm  

 

Please email Kelly Rowell at  officials@swimhacc.org to let her know which session(s) you can work and which positions you are certified in.  The meet announcement is available at http://pvswim.org/1516meet/16-08-ma.pdf

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Fort Belvoir Swim Team (FBST) is hosting the PVS October Open Meet at Lee District Recreation Center on October 16-18 2015.

Meet Referee Mark Harris is seeking assistance with officiating support to make this event a positive experience for our swimmers and to ensure the meet is a safe and well-run event.

 

Sessions are as follows:

Friday - Distance Session:  Warm-ups: 5:00 - 5:40 PM / Events: 5:50 PM

Saturday and Sunday

13 & Overs Age Group:  Warm-ups: 6:30 - 7:20 AM / Events: 7:30 AM

12 & Under Age Group (includes 10/U) Warm-ups: 12:00 - 12:50 PM / Events: 1:00 PM

 

All officiating positions are open and trainees are welcome to help at this meet.  Please email Mark Harris at mharris131@aol.com to let him know which session(s) you can work and which positions you are certified in.

The link to the meet announcement is: http://www.pvswim.org/1516meet/16-09-ma.pdf

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Arlington Aquatics is hosting the Fall Gator Mini Meet at Wakefield High School on October 24-25.  This meet for 8 & Under swimmers is an early season training opportunity for all PVS officials.  This meet is always well attended by experienced and apprentice officials and to continue this trend, the meet referee, Charles Lundy is asking for additional volunteers to at the following sessions to help run this meet

 

Session 1  Saturday - (Boys) Warm up  8:00 -8:40 am /  Events 8:45 am 

Session 2  Saturday - (Girls) Warm up  11:00 - 11:40 am / 1st Event 11:45 am 

Session 3  Sunday - (Boys) Warm up  8:00 -8:40 am /  Events 8:45 am 

Session 4  Sunday - (Girls) Warm up  11:00 - 11:40 am / 1st Event 11:45 am 

Please email Charles at calundy@verizon.net  to let him know which session you can work and which positions you are certified in.  The meet announcement is available at http://pvswim.org/1516meet/16-12r.html

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All of these Meet Refs and Machine really appreciate any support you can offer to help at these meets

Looking forward to working with you all on deck again

Stewart