Originally Posted by nnoethe
I need to renew my certification myself but will not make the trip from Idaho. Only makes sense to have them at the race. I feel it should be an initial certification only. So maybe we can solve this yearly problem of drivers need re-certs? Some of us accidentally re-cert every other race.
Guys it is impossible to meet everyones schedules. The Divers for the most part are not getting paid an if they are it is a small amount (could of stayed home and worked)
the time frame to get retrained (thats what it is training) is from end of season to first race and is done at many region meetings and the national meeting. that gives you about 5 months to retrain. If you wait for the Nationals--maybe there will be some more training ??? but you will miss three races if you race with USTS.
There was always capsule training at the First Florida race but ya can't count on that as Fla does not always have a winter USTS race. And last time
Nick flipping does not count as training--I tried that but several weeks after I flipped in Winnona I had to re train . It is really all about training not certification.
Suggest if you need to retrain and can not make any scheduled trainings--you call the race chaiman of the first race you want to go to and try and convince him to find a pool and get the trainers to help you.
At least with the current formate your training certificate does not end in the middle of the season.