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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Volunteer Experience - 2014 Speedo Eastern Canadian Championships

Just wanted to quickly share my experience as a volunteer at the Speed Eastern Canadian Championships which was expertly hosted by the Windsor Aquatic Swim Club.  We have been fuelling elite swimmers since 2007 - but have never had the opportunity to be at a swim meet in person.  That changed last week when I got to help out as a timer.

Those who know me, I am a middle of the packer - Triathlon swimmer, seeing the way swimming is really done in person was so inspiring.

I had know idea how busy, yet structured and organized swim meets are.  A flurry of activity as you move through the heats.  One heat after another, then next event more of the same.  As a timer you are right in the middle of it all.  Really quite easy as a timer, pushing the plunger either on the 50 m laps or at the very end of the race.  In a blink of an eye 3 hours passed - I loved the experience and will sign up again, great way to help the community and see the meet first hand. 

At an Athlete Advance event hosted by the Canadian Sport Institute late last year I was introduced the the 100 / 0 principle by the keynote speaker - John Underwood.  My swim volunteer experience was inline with this principle exactly - I went in giving my time not expecting anything and I came out way ahead.  Check it out: 100 / 0 Principle

There will be lots of meets in the future in Windsor and across Canada - swimmer or not, you will love it.

Darcy Haggith, President, Infinit Nutrition Canada