Parental Meet Support

Parent Support at CTA Hosted Meets

Swimming is a great sport for our youth to participate in, but requires time from not only the coaches - but parents as well!  The only way our swimmers can enjoy the sport and compete is by attending swim meets.  These events do not just magically happen.  They take a lot of planning and work, that can not be done by just the coaches (who would coach your swimmer during the meet?).  We need you to be that support for your swimmer(s) in his/her endeavor in this sport.

See below for a brief description of the duties for the various meet support positions that must be filled at CTA hosted swim meets. 


Clerk of Course - Receives, cuts and organizes lane timer sheets, processes add/scratch sheets for swimmers, accepts money owed for meet entry fees, and lines up you



Meet Computer - Enters relay teams and deck seeded swimmers into meet computer, compares timer sheets to console printouts to verify swimmer times and makes adjustments as necessary on meet computer, posts results at meet, prints award labels for awards, provides meet results to coaches on disk or flash drive (provided by coaches). May be asked to help set up or take down computer area if working first or last session of meet.

Timing Console - 

Responsible for running the timing system during a meet session.

Hospitality Director/Co-Director

Responsible for arranging, planning, and presenting food, beverages and snacks for a SINGLE home meet.  This position may be shared by Co-Hospitality Directors for any meet.

Lane Timer/ Head Timer (must have experience)

Times each heat with a stop watch and pickle. Writes down times on lane timer sheets. Hands out heat winner coupons or ribbons when applicable. Lane timers must be 15 or older.

Meet Director

Coordinates sanctioning, planning, and running a SINGLE home meet. The Meet Director is required to be on site during each session of the meet. It is recommended that the Meet Director position be shared by Co-Meet Directors.


Collects lane timer sheets after each event and delivers to the computer table. Must be 12 years or older.