Volunteer positions required at each meet are listed below. The number following the title is the number required at each meet.
Meet Director (1 only at home meets)
Ensures the competition is fair and equitable for all swimmers and administer the overall conduct of the meet. Analogous to a referee in other athletic venues. A training session is required to become a meet director. Please contact a parent representative for more information.
Clerk of Course (2-3)
Organizes the swimmers into their heats during the meet.
Stands at the end of a lane with a stopwatch and times the swimmer in that lane and records the time on the time card. Additional relief timers are also helpful.
Head Timer (1 only at home meets)
Coordinates the timers, is the back-up timer in the event of a problem with a stop watch, and provides breaks for the timers.
Takes the time cards to the timers and picks up the cards from the timers once the race is complete. Also picks up any disqualification sheets from the stroke and turn judges and place sheets from the place judges. Runners deliver all sheets to the time averagers at the scorer’s table.
Place Judge (2)
Stands at the end of the pool and records the order in which the swimmers finish on place cards. No judgment needed as to the legality of the swim or finish.
Stoke and Turn Judge (2)
Judges the swimmer to make sure the stroke is legal according to league rules. A training session is required to become a stroke and turn judge. The officials clinic will be held before the first meet. Please contact a parent representative for more information.
Starter (1 only at home meets)
Announces the races, directs the swimmers to the blocks, and starts each race with a gun, horn, electronic signal, or whistle. A training session is required to become a starter. This will be held before the first meet. If you are interested in being a starter, contact a parent representative.
Time Averager (2)
Receives the time cards from the runners, averages the official time for each swimmer, records the time on the swimmer’s card and hands the card to the scorers.
Records the top three swimmers in each event and total the points for the meet.
Time Recorder (1)
Copies the official time for each stroke the swimmer completes in the meet on a master recording sheet. This hard copy is later provided to the league for official scoring.
Ribbon Writers (2)
Records information on each ribbon earned by our individual team members and files the ribbons in the swimmer’s envelope.
Hospitality (2-4 at home meets only)
Prepares and serves refreshments to meet workers.