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Timer

This is a no-pressure, fun job that gets you right in the middle of the action.  You will be given a stop watch and instructed by the meet starter to start the watch when the starting strobe goes off.  You will stop the watch when some part of the swimmer touches the wall.  There are two timers per lane.

Runner

No experience is necessary, but you must be quick on your feet! Record the times and places of the swimmer.  This is a perfect job for two people ro share during an event.

Scoring Table

This is a clerical position that works at the scoring table where the times are recorded and the scores are kept. In summer swimming, each club has one worker scoring for the home team & one worker scoring for the away team. Then at the end of the meet, both teams will immediately have a full set of results.

Records/Triple Winners

This is an easy clerical job, with more flexibility than most meet jobs. You sit near the scoring table and check the line-up cards after the scorers are done with them to see if any team or pool records were broken. If so, write them down for the announcer to publicize and fill in a ribbon for the swimmer. You also record all triple winners for home meets and complete a form after the meet which needs to be faxed to the Delco Times by 1:00.

Place Judge

You will be assigned to stand at one end of the pool to watch the finish of each race. It is up to you to determine the order in which the swimmers finish. Your results are taken to the scoring table by the runner. You will also watch the relay change-overs for false starts. This job is important, because place judge finishes, not times, are what count for official meet results.

Stroke & Turn Judge (training required)

Each team supplies one stroke & turn judge for the meet. You will walk along the side of the pool watching the swimmers as they race. You will have to judge if their strokes & turns are legal or not. This job does require some experience, but you are rewarded with a great view of the action. We would be happy to help you get trained, if you are interested!

Starter Referee (training required)

Using a whistle & a starting strobe device, you are responsible for getting the swimmers on and off the blocks at the same time. You also have oversight responsibility for the judging at the meet. You must be familiar with the NCAA & Delco League rules & you will provide “dual confirmation” for false start DQ’s and place judge finish results. You are responsible for keeping the meet moving. This is a true leadership position that requires a strong, experienced person.

Announcer

A good job for a person with a strong voice. You will be responsible for announcing the names of the swimmers before each race. There is some pressure here. You must work with the starter to keep the meet moving quickly and smoothly.

50/50

This is a great way to meet everyone who comes to a swim meet! The 50/50 is another important fundraiser for the swim team. Tickets are sold during the course of the meet and a drawing is held towards the end of the meet. The winner gets half of the money collected.

Zoo Keepers

Those 8 and unders and 10 and unders sure do confuse easily. It’s up to the Zoo Keepers to make sure the younger kids are where they are supposed to be, when they are supposed to be there. Traditionally, older team members have enjoyed doing this job at JV meets, but we still depend on parents for the varsity meets.

Karakung Mini Meet Coordinator - Jennifer Reno

If you are a parent of an 8 and under this is a job for you.  This meet is only for swimmers who are 8 and younger.  The coordinator would promote the meet, take entries, coordinate and collect fees and attend the meet with the coaches.

Relay Carnival Coordinators - Nancy Corner and Ellie MacDonald

This is a job for two parents willing to promote and organize a fun meet.  This job includes inviting swim teams from the area, coordinating the logistics of the meet with the help of other parents, as well as arranging t-shirt sales for the event.  While this is a large event this is a low key fun chance to give the kids a chance to celebrate swimming in a fun, noncompetitive environment.