Stay in communication with the Computer Operator. This may be done by walkie talkie if necessary. The Computer Operator gives instruction of when to close events.
Make sure each swimmer who has checked in has both initialed nest to his name and marked each event number with either a circle on an X, and that all Xs have been initialed. If a swimmer has checked in completely, have the announcer call him back to Check-in.
If a swimmer wants to make a change before the event is closed, he can. Have him erase the mark on the event number and make a new mark so that it is clear.
The Computer Operator will give you scratch lists for each event and closing times for each event. (Papers can be sent up and down by a bucket and rope at Foothill).
You may be given relay cards and/or checks. If this happens, send them down to the Desk person.
At the end of each session (morning or afternoon), the check-in sheets need to be collected and given to the Desk person to file.
Be prepared to answer questions: for example know where the first aid kit is and where lost and found is.
The current (2010) rules do not penalize a swimmer who fails to show up for and event when he is called to the blocks. He will get to swim the rest of his events; he will not have to return to check-in. However, the missed event does count for any limit on the total number of events.