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As a parent, the longer your child swims the more you realise that only 50% of the effort is coming from the swimmer.

Portal Timing Pads 1008 x 756Yes, they’re doing the laps, the drills and the sets morning and night, but none of it would happen without you as taxi driver, chef and financier.

The same goes with swim meets – they only happen because of us, the parents.

The club has done brilliantly in the last couple of years recruiting mums and dads to train as technical officials, but now we need other families to step up and fill other roles that are essential to running a meet.

If you don’t fancy wearing white, and like the idea of sitting in a comfy seat, with the best view of the pool and a cooling fan blowing in your direction, then getting involved in monitoring the electronic timing is the job for you!

There’s no technical skills required beyond the ability to use a laptop, and the purpose of the job is to check and correct the times recorded by the electronic pads and the information which appears on the scoreboard.

Portal ScoreboardIf you’re the kind of person who likes to get the gossip you’ll love being hooked up to the radio network, monitoring the chat between the officials on poolside.

Our 200 Meet in February is the ideal opportunity to come and try it out.

We can promise you a friendly welcome at the recorders desk and an almost limitless supply of hot drinks and first dibs at the sweetie tin.  

What’s not to like?

Our Gala Convenor, Hugh, would be delighted to chat to you anytime if you’d like to find out more, or drop an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.