Dick LaFave meet this weekend

The seventh Dick LaFave Long Course Kickoff meet at the King County Aquatic Center is Friday-Sunday in Federal Way.

The long-course meet includes five sessions. Friday’s first session begins at 4 p.m., Saturday’s second session is at 8:30 a.m. with the third session beginning an hour after warm-ups (which begin immediately after the second session). Sunday’s fourth session starts at 8:30 a.m, followed by the final session an hour after warm-ups.

LaFave, if you don’t know, was a longtime official. He officiated for 30 years in the Edmonds School District, 40 years for the South Snohomish County Dolphins (who are the hosts of the meet) and was inducted into the PNW Hall of Fame in 2005. LaFave also officiated Pac-10 (now Pac-12) Championships, Special Olympics and the 1990 Goodwill Games. He died in April 2008.