New USA Swim Officials Clinic

This is a reminder that there will be a New USA Swim Officials Clinic at Montrose High School on Saturday, June 1st , 2013. The WS desperately needs more USA officials in order to hold the meets that you schedule. It’s imperative that clubs send interested individuals to this clinic. USA requires that at least 3 officials are on-deck for each meet for the swimmers times to be validated.

WHAT: Western Slope League New USA Swim Officials Clinic
WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2013
TIME: Clinic begins at 12:00pm and will run no later than 4:00pm.
WHERE: Montrose High School Library, South 5th and Townsend, Montrose, CO

This is located along Townsend Ave on the East side of the High School. Montrose High School is not the easiest to navigate. The First Parking Lot off of Townsend should be open. Park here go in the doors to your left and the library in the building to the south of this parking lot. Either the library door or the hall door will be unlocked.
Please contact me if you have any questions or other concerns. You can also reach me at 970-640-4372 (M-F after 3pm) or

Western Slope Swim League Peak Week Training Camp

This is a save the date. More information will be coming soon…

Our annual Western Slope Swim League Peak Week Training Camp will be held from Sunday, June 23rd through Friday June 28th, 2013 at Colorado Mesa University. Swimmers will be training twice a day at the CMU pool and staying in the dorms at CMU. We do highly encourage all swimmers to stay in the dorms to enhance the true camp experience. We are working hard to keep costs low.

The camp is open to Western Slope Swimmers. You must be at least 13 years old and be able to swim all four competitive strokes. Your endurance should enable you to train 2X daily, 3000 yds/hr (100's of freestyle @2:00 minutes interval). We do not want injury so you must be in good shape. Applicants should be chosen for their work ethic rather than their speed in a meet. Camp will be capped at 35 campers. Each of you must demonstrate a positive team attitude that exhibits a level of wholesome acceptance for each individual and yourself in a close group environment: you are expected to treat all with due respect and consideration.

From Silas Almgren- Montrose Marlins

Looking for Swimming Officials

Plans are for a New Officials Clinic to be held at Montrose High School on Saturday, June 1st. The specific location and times will be sent out once these have been established. However, it would be great to have several trainees at this clinic from each WSL club. Training opportunities will abound with the number of summer league meets held on the Western Slope beginning June 7th through July 14th.

It is highly desirable for each club, whether the club is year-round or seasonal, to have at least two certified officials to assist in the various meets that are scheduled throughout the year. This makes it so much easier to host a meet locally as you don’t have to rely on guest officials traveling with their respective team to conduct a meet.

The attached flyer outlines How to Become a USA Swimming Official.

Salida Stroke and Turn Official Training

Date: May 4th, 2013 (Saturday)
New Officials: 9 am – Noon
Recertification: 10:15am - Noon
Salida Hot Springs Pool
410 W Rainbow Blvd (Hwy 50)
Salida, CO 81201
Instructor: Mark Maloney

There is the possibility that the location may change due to our pool being closed that day for a week.

For more information, contact Suzi Mishmash -

Official's Clinic - June 1st!

There will be a WS Officials Clinic in Montrose on Saturday, June 1st, for new officials (Stroke and Turn) and possibly offering a Starter Clinic (for re-certification). Tentative plans are to have it at Montrose High School at a time to be determined. The idea was to get a jump start on the WSL Summer Swim Schedule to afford these folks the entire summer to get as many deck sessions in as possible.

We realize that this is an extra trip for most, but the availability of having a CSI Officials’ Trainer host a clinic in conjunction with a swim meet is not realistic at this time, hence the selection of this date.