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    Parents are required to provide a minimum of three volunteer units throughout the swim season. Below are basic descriptions of the meet volunteer positions. Parents are asked to select volunteer responsibilities during the registration process. Additional volunteer positions can be added later by accessing individual events in the Team Calendar.

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    Home Meets Only


    Announcer

    Communicates to swimmers, officials, and observers over the public address system. Welcomes the visiting team to our pool, announces the officials for the evening, calls each event so the meet flows smoothly, and announces the scores through out the evening. 

    Starter


    The starter has control of swimmers delivered to the starting blocks by the clerk of course. Directs swimmers to "take your mark," pauses to ensure no early start; starts each event with an appropriate starting device; calls false start if needed. This position remains stationary at the starting end of the pool. STARTER MUST ATTEND TSA CLINIC PRIOR TO SEASON.
    Recorder Records the places of the swimmers in the main events as indicated by the Place Judges. Also records the times of the 1st and 2nd place swimmers as provided by the Lane Timers. These times are recorded on the main event sheets and then given to a Runner.
    Runner Takes event sheets from Clerk of Course and hands them to the Recorder prior to each stroke event. After stroke event, position takes event sheet from Recorder and DQ sheets from Stroke and Turn Judge and delivers them to Scorekeeper. Lots of walking!
    Ribbon Distributor Position is responsible for distributing Heat Winner and Participant ribbons during the heats for children ages 12 and under. (Ribbons may be given to children ages 13 and older upon request.)
    Concessions Sets up and operates concession stand at home meets. This position involves some pre-meet preparation.
    Cleanup  Gets the facility back in order including putting all lounge chairs and chairs back, collects trash, puts away lane ropes, backstroke flags, 6-under finish rope, lights, and PA system.
    Meet Setup Move all lounge chairs and chairs to the 2nd pool deck. Sets up backstroke flags, lane ropes, chairs behind swim lanes, ribbon and announcer tables. You need to have the pool ready for warm ups which begin at 5:00pm, please arrive by 4:30pm on day of meet.

    All Meets



    Clerk of Course Gets swimmers to proper starting lane or blocks for their events and get event slips to the Recorder.
    Place Judge Stands to the side of the pool and holds up the lane number of the swimmer who finished in the place he is judging so the Recorder can see and note the results. For example, if the 4th place swimmer was in Lane 6, the 4th Place Judge would hold up 6 fingers for the Recorder.
    Lane Timer  Obtain unofficial times for swimmers in their lane (regardless of which team a swimmer belongs to).
    Scorer Records place finishes from the event and disqualification slips and scores on the score sheet
    Ribbon Writer Completes award ribbons and distributes to the swimmers.
    Stroke & Turn Judge Watches each race and determines if each swimmer does the fundamental strokes properly and touches the wall properly. Also makes sure there are no early starts in relay races. If necessary, will complete the DQ slips and hand them to a Runner. STROKE AND TURN JUDGE MUST ATTEND TSA  CLINIC PRIOR TO SEASON.
    Kid Pusher One or two from each team, per age and gender group, to gather up the swimmers to be brought to the Clerk of Course when the event is first called by the announcer. From there, brings the swimmers, in event order, to the benches in their lane positions
    Timing Runner The Timing Runner is responsible for collecting timing sheets from the timers following the completion of each age group for each event. Time sheets are delivered to the Timing Manager.
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