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    Required PARENT Volunteers To Run a Swim Meet 

    If you have any questions about your volunteer role, please contact Erin Baker at [email protected]

    When you sign your child up to participate on the swim team, you are committing yourself to work a minimum of three meets in one of the following volunteer positions:
    HOME AWAY ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    4-5 0 MEET SET-UP AND CLEAN-UP – Lane ropes in the pool, chairs lined up behind blocks, ropes around pool and block area, backstroke flags in place, tables and chairs in place/stacked, ice delivered for concessions, tents/tables for concessions...
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    SCORER - Verifies place finishes and disqualifications within Meet Maestro and calculates team points
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    ORDER OF FINISH JUDGE - Stands at the side of the pool and records the order of finish places for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Gives the runner the record after every event
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    RIBBON DISTRIBUTER - Hands out participant and heat winner ribbons to swimmers ages 10 and under in the heats.
    1 0 STARTER - Starts each event with an appropriate starting device; asks whether judges and timers are ready; announces sex, distance and stroke; directs "Take your mark."; pauses to ensure no early start; gives starting signal and calls false start if needed. Calls swimmers to the clerk of course for each event; announces scores.
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    RUNNERS - One from each stroke and turn judge and order of finish judge to the scorer with disqualification slips and places.
    6-12 6-12 KID PUSHERS - One or two from each team, per age (6&U, 7-8, 9-10) and gender group, to gather up the swimmers to be brought to the clerk of course when the event is first called by the starter/announcer. Bring the swimmers, in event order, to the clerks at the entrance to the seating area behind the blocks. Deliver the relay swimmers to the clerks 5 minutes prior to the start of the meet, and then accompany swimmers to their correct lanes at the opposite end of the pool.
    2 2 CLERK OF COURSE – Seat swimmers in the correct rows behind the blocks, get swimmers to proper starting blocks for their events, and get event slips to the recorder via the runners. Make decisions to fill in lanes during heats and to combine events, particularly relays when possible.
    1 2-3 RIBBON WRITERS - Prints place labels and adheres them to ribbons after the meet. Schedules delivery or pick up of ribbons with the opposing team.
    1 1 TSA REPRESENTATIVE - Represents the swim club on the TSA board of directors. Works as the representative of the TSA at the season's dual meets. Resolves or takes to the TSA board any events in question. Sets up officials meeting before the dual meets.
    6 6 TEAM TIMERS - Positioned on the side of the pool to obtain times for 6&Under swimmers, at the end of the pool opposite the blocks for 7-8 and 9-10 swimmers, and at the blocks end of the pool for ages 11 and older and for all relays. The Starter will start all Dolphin watches simultaneously. They should have a clear line of sight over the edge of the pool. When the lane swimmer touches the wall, Timer will stop their watch by pressing one of the side black plunger buttons. The Starter will reset all watches for the next heat when the race is complete. Timers should verify the name/ number of each swimmer to insure that the correct time is reported for each swimmer.
    1 1 STROKE AND TURN JUDGE - Judges whether proper stroke, turn and finish are executed by the swimmers during the meet. Completes disqualification slips for infractions during the main events. This position requires training and certification.
    6 0 CONCESSION TEAM - Preparing and serving food and drinks. Distributing water to meet officials during the meet. Setup and tear down of Concessions Stand. Inventory counts. The position is for ALL Home Meets and Swim-a-Thon. This is a season-long commitment and fulfills your volunteer responsibilities.
    1 0 ICE RUNNER, to pick up ice from Holland's United Methodist Church between 4:30 - 4:45 PM. Fill 6 coolers with ice and return coolers to the swim meet. The position is for ALL Home Meets and Swim-a-Thon. This is a season-long commitment and fulfills your volunteer responsibilities.

    *THIS JOB IS TIME SENSITIVE*
    1 0 PIZZA RUNNER, to pick up pizza from La Roma Pizzeria between 4:30 - 4:45 PM. Bring 60 - 80 10" pizzas to the swim meet. The position is for ALL Home Meets and Swim-a-Thon. This is a season-long commitment and fulfills your volunteer responsibilities.

    *THIS JOB IS TIME SENSITIVE*



    26-34 20-27 TOTAL VOLUNTEERS required to operate a swim meet.
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