Welcome to Ravensworth Swim Team
Home of the Ravens

It’s the FINAL week…
Get Psych’ed!

Welcome to Week 5

This Week’s Meet

Saturday, July 22
Away Meet Begins at 9:00AM

Ravensworth Farm @ Fairfax Pool
4200 Roberts Road, Fairfax, VA

Warm-ups begin at 8:30AM

This Week’s Practice Schedule

Practices This Week
Monday through Friday

7:15 – 8:15 am, Ages 13 – 18
8:15 – 9:15 am, Ages 8 and under
9:15 – 10:15 am, Ages 9 – 12

Friday: Our Last Pancake Breakfast
bring fruit or meat side to share

Remember to come prepared everyday!

Volunteering

Parents — if your child is
invited to swim on Saturday
or will swim in this week’s
Developmental meet, you’ll
receive an email with a link
for you to volunteer

Questions about Volunteering?

Friday Pep Rally!

Pep Rally @ 6:30pm

Lots on tap this week:
We honor our Senior swimmers and
Reveal our Penny Wars winner
(time for some pie in the face)

This week’s Pep Rally theme:
Seniors and School Spirit

Looking ahead…

Our End of the Year Banquet is:
July 30th @ the pool
(backup location is the church)

We’re still in the planning phases for food but need many volunteers for setup, planning, decorating, and clean-up to pull it off flawlessly 😎

Our Last “B” Meet

Monday, July 24th at 6:00PM

AWAY MEET
IM Carnival at Lakeview Swim Club
5352 Gainsborough Dr, Fairfax, VA

Warm-ups begin at 5:20PM
Volunteers should arrive by 5:25PM

All swimmers are invited to swim.
See coach Jackson about signing up.

Please don’t forget to volunteer
if your child is scheduled to swim.

Questions About Volunteering?

Our swim program works because of a team of volunteers. Each family is expected to volunteer. When you volunteer, if your child is swimming, we will make sure you don’t miss watching the action. A sign up will be emailed out for each meet – please do your best to volunteer as often as you can.

Here are the volunteer positions requiring no training:

Timers

Get the front row seat for each race by standing at the end of a lane and using a stop watch to time each race. Three timers are needed for each lane, so there is opportunity for all! Your job is over when the last swimmer swims, and if you can’t time the whole meet, we encourage you to find a buddy with whom to share. Wear the official uniform of blue bottoms and a plain white shirt, as well as shoes that can get wet!

Table Workers

Enjoy a chair and some shade by checking the time cards and helping the data person enter the information into the computer. This job frequently lasts a bit longer than the last swim. Wear the official uniform of blue bottoms and a plain white shirt.

Marshal

Help keep the meet organized by making sure that areas are clear and the crowd is quiet at the start. Wear a fun orange vest (provided) and the official uniform of blue bottoms and a plain white shirt

Clerk of Course & Runners

Work directly with the swimmers to line them up correctly by race, get the correct time cards to the correct lane, and encourage all swimmers. Wear the official uniform of blue bottoms and a plain white shirt, and a smile

Relay Take Off Judges

The authority of the Relay Take Off Judge to recommend a disqualification of a competitor makes this position particularly important. While official training is not required to fulfill this position, you must be familiar with the rules and the decisions you will be making. The guiding principal of NVSL and the Ravens is fairness to all competitors, giving the benefit of the doubt, in every instance, to the swimmer. Wear the official uniform of blue bottoms and a plain white shirt

Marshal

Help keep the meet organized by making sure that areas are clear and the crowd is quiet at the start. Wear a fun orange vest (provided) and the official uniform of blue bottoms and a plain white shirt

Ribbons

This job starts after the first stroke ends, and will last longer than the meet. Once labels are printed with swimmer information, they are placed on ribbons and filed for each swimmer

Concessions (Home Meets Only)

We will sell food and drink at all of our home meets so we need people to help prepare and sell the food. While you may not see all of the meet, we will make sure you see your child swim.

Set Up & Take Down

We will need you early or you will need to stay later than the meet – we work with the lifeguards and coaches and many hands make these jobs go quickly.

Pancake Breakfasts

We will need parents to help with the weekly breakfasts and we always need families to donate LOTS of fruit and breakfast meat – our swimmers work up an appetite

If you’re interested in getting more involved and would like to volunteer in an “official” capacity (this requires some formal training provided by NVSL), check out the following positions:

Stroke & Turn Judge

The authority of Stroke Judges and Turn Judges to recommend a disqualification of a competitor make these positions particularly important. Official training is required to fulfill this position. The guiding principal of NVSL and the Ravens is fairness to all competitors, giving the benefit of the doubt, in every instance, to the swimmer. Stroke and Turn Judges must attend pre-meet briefings. If you are interested in becoming a Stroke and Turn Judge, see a swim team rep for further information.

Starter

The authority of the Starter to recommend a disqualification of a competitor makes this position particularly important. Official training is required to fulfill this position, and you must be familiar with the rules and the decisions you will be making. The guiding principal of NVSL and the Ravens is fairness to all competitors, giving the benefit of the doubt, in every instance, to the swimmer.

Referee

The authority of the Referee to recommend a disqualification of a competitor makes this position particularly important. Official training is required to fulfill this position and you must be familiar with the rules and the decisions you will be making. The guiding principal of NVSL and the Ravens is fairness to all competitors, giving the benefit of the doubt, in every instance, to the swimmer.