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Volunteers


Parents are asked to volunteer each season to help our team run successful and fun swim meets! Below are basic descriptions of the meet volunteer positions.
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Concessions Michele Draghici Organize donations & purchases of food & drinks to sell at Concessions stand during home meets
Fundraising
Julian Saldanha
Erika Lipkin
Recruit and coordinate donors & sponsors
Purchasing Jill Morris Inventory and purchasing of team supplies (ribbons, swim caps, etc.). Includes the purchase of year-end awards.



Social - unfilled -- Coordinate pre-season social/information events; end-of-season banquet
Onboarding
Carianne Davis Welcome new families to the team; help them get connected.
Volunteer Coordinator Laura Maclean
Organizes volunteers for each dual meet.
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Home Meets Only


Starter Starts each race with the use of either a horn or a whistle.
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 the main event sheets from the Clerk of Course and gives them to the Recorder. Also takes the completed DQ sheets from the Stroke & Turn Judges and the recorded main event sheets from the Recorder to the Scorers.
Ribbon Distributor Passes out heat winner and participation ribbons to all swimmers 10 and under during heat races only.
Announcer Announces each race and calls the swimmers to the Clerk of Course before their races.
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All Meets


Clerk of Course Makes sure all swimmers are in their proper lane at the start of each race.

Assistant Clerk of Course

The Assistant Clerk of Course (ACC) plays a very important role in pre-seeded automatically timed meets. The ACC’s job is to keep track of any and all changes between the scheduled meet program as listed in the heat sheet (i.e., which athletes are supposed to swim in which lane of which heat of which event) and the actual meet program, as reflected by who really swam when and where. This information is essential for reconciling the timing data after the meet, to make sure that the right time is attributed to the right swimmer.

The ACC goes about this job by working closely with the Clerks of Course from both teams. There is only one ACC, and he or she will have a heat sheet describing the entire meet, with entries from both teams. Any time there is a departure from the scheduled meet program, the ACC will need to mark up his or her heat sheet to reflect the changes. For this reason, it is important that the ACC meet with both Clerks before the meet so that everyone understands the ACC’s role. The Clerks are encouraged to let the ACC know as soon as possible about any departures from the originally scheduled meet program.

Changes the ACC needs to track include: scratches, substitutions, collapsed heats, and walk-ons.
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.
Timer Times the swimmers from the start of their race until the end of their race and then records the swimmer's time on the heat sheets.
Scorer Assigns points to each team based on the places of the swimmers in the main events as indicated on the "pink & blue" main event sheets. Also records DQ's and adjusts the score accordingly. Also records 2 and 3 time winners of main events as well as any pool records which may have been broken. This information is then provided to the Announcer at the end of the meet.
Ribbon Writer Records the swimmers' names of the main events on the ribbon they receive according to where they placed in the race.
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. MUST ATTEND TSA STROKE & TURN CLINIC PRIOR TO SEASON.
Kid Pusher Gathers all swimmers and puts them in their lane assignments before the start of each race. Sends the swimmers of each race to the Clerk of Course.
Runner The 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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