As a parent/guardian of a child participating in Nutmeg, CSSL or USA Meets, you are required to provide assistance to the Team. Throughout the year you will be assigned certain tasks on a rotating basis along with parents of swimmers who also participate in Meets. Families with an active USA Official are exempt from timing assignments. (Officials spend an entire Meet standing on the pool deck and when our Team provides officials at a Meet, we are required to provide one less timer.) Our parent coaches are also exempt from timing assignments.
When our Team is entered into a Meet, the Team hosting the Meet will notify us of the number of timers we are required to provide. Based upon the required number of timers, we assign families to time at a Meet. For USA Meets, we generally assign 2 people to split each timing assignment because USA Meets tend to run 3 to 4 hours. For Nutmeg and CSSL Meets, we generally assign 1 person to fulfill each timing assignment because these meets are shorter.
Timer assignments are assigned to the families of swimmers who are entered into a swim meet. If your swimmer is not entered into a swim meet, you will not be assigned to time. It is important to note that it is your responsibility to review all posted Meet Entries for accuracy and any changes/corrections should be reported to the Head Coach and the USA Timing Chairperson immediately. If your swimmer is Listed on a Meet Entry, you may be required to time.
Timing Assignments will be emailed to the team and posted on the Team website prior to a Meet (usually on Wednesday for a weekend Meet). You can access the Timing Assignments from the Team website, click USA Meets, Nutmeg Meets or CSSL Meets and scroll to view a list of timers per meet. Please check the assignments frequently since there will be no notices put in your folder. If you are assigned to time, you will receive an e-mail as a reminder 2-3 days prior to a Meet. If at that time you realize that you are unable to fulfill your timing assignment, you will need to find a replacement. Timing assignments are not optional. All phone numbers and e-mail addresses can be found on the Team Roster which is distributed at the beginning of each swim season. Timing assignments should be taken seriously. All parents are expected to fulfill their share of Meet-related jobs such as timing.
The Shelton Monroe Swim Team policy is that any family that does not fulfill their assigned USA meet (only) timing requirement or find a replacement timer will be fined as follows:
• $25.00 for the 1st missed USA meet timing assignment;
• $50.00 for the 2nd missed USA meet timing assignment;
• $75.00 for the 3rd missed USA meet timing assignment; and
• $100.00 for the 4th missed USA meet timing assignment
Any/all fines will be added to your swimmer’s account. If a swimmer’s account is not paid in full, the swimmer will not be allowed to register for the next swim season. If you have any questions about our Timing Assignment Policy, please feel free to contact Cara Noccioli, USA Timing Chairperson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please do not ask our coaches about timing assignments. They are at Meets to coach our children.