The following volunteer positions need to be filled in order to run a swim meet. A description of each is provided below.
This entails first setting up the snack stand. Once the snack stand is set up, move on to moving bleachers, setting up starting system, etc. Please arrive 1/2 hour prior to scheduled warm up time.
This entails disassembling the scorer’s table and equipment, putting away the timing system, picking up trash, organizing “lost and found” items, cleaning up deck and locker room areas, etc. Please plan on staying approximately ½ hour after the end of the meet.
Our snack stand manager will send a separate email prior to each home meet stating what food/drink donation requirements there are. In addition, we need 5 people to assist with setting up, running and taking down the snack stand. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to scheduled meet warm up time.
Timers are responsible for manually timing and recording the time for each heat in an assigned lane using provided stopwatches. No training or prior experience is required.
Runners remain on deck near the timers and gather the time sheets from the timers and deliver them to the scorer’s table throughout the meet. No prior experience necessary.
Line-up parents help organize swimmers and ensure that they get to their assigned lanes for each heat. Parents should be available for the entire meet unless adequate coverage is coordinated with other parents.
The announcer announces the event, swimmer’s name and lanes for each heat in the event. It is an ideal position for someone who has a strong and loud voice. No prior experience or training is necessary.
Stroke & Turn Officials
The Stroke & Turn Officials monitor the swimmers as they swim each event to ensure that they are swimming each stroke correctly and not committing an infraction. Any infraction (illegal kicks, strokes, turns, etc.) is recorded on a DQ card and submitted for documentation. Level I Certification is required (classes offered through PennDel and a schedule is available via the PennDel website (www.penndelswim.org).
Place Judges stand at the end of pool and observe the finishes, helping to determine the order in which the swimmers finished. Level I Certification is required (classes offered through PennDel and a schedule is available via the PennDel website (www.penndelswim.org).
The Starter is responsible for calling swimmers to the blocks at the beginning of each heat, signaling for them to take their mark and then starting the heat via the starting system. Level II Certification is required (classes offered through PennDel and a schedule is available via the PennDel website (www.penndelswim.org).
Scorers are responsible for running Meet Manager which includes entering times for each swimmer, scratching swimmers, entering DQ’s and printing heat sheets. Training on Meet Manager is required, as is a decent understanding of swim meets.