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TYDE SWIM MEET VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS

SAFETY MARSHAL

Works with the Meet Referee and Pool Staff to maintain order in the swimming venue. The marshal has authority to warn or order to cease and desist, and, with the concurrence of the Referee, to remove, or have removed from the swimming venue anyone behaving in an unsafe manner or using profane or abusive language, or whose actions are disrupting the orderly conduct of the meet. 

TIMERS

There are two Lane Timers per competition lane.  They attend a timers meeting usually held 15-30 minutes before the start of meet where they’ll be taught how to operate a stopwatch (it’s easy!).  

When possible, timers verify the swimmer next in line in their lane is in the correct heat/lane.  If a timer misses the start or the watch malfunctions, he or she raises a hand to alert the head timer who will deliver another watch.  

Timers stop their watches when any part of the swimmer’s body touches the wall.  Timer’s job is timing only—timers are not responsible for calling false starts, improper touches, turns or finishes, or any other stroke infractions.

Head Timer(s) attend the timers meeting usually held 15-30 minutes before the start of meet.  Should be familiar or comfortable with the operation of a stopwatch.  Start 2 watches at the beginning of each heat/event.  Deliver a watch to a lane timer with raised hand if malfunction or the start was missed.

RIBBON/ AWARD LABELER

After labels are printed at the scoring table and delivered to awards room, ribbon labelers peel and stick the labels to ribbons.  Sort and place ribbons/awards in designated containers labeled for each participating team.  Assist Scoring Table with posting meet results.

HEAT SHEET SALES
Manage the Heat Sheet Sales table and serve as the sign-in location for volunteers.  May handle Team Store sales at some meets.  At the end of shift, deliver the cash box to Meet Director or designated representative.

MEET ADMIN RUNNERS

Work with the officials and scoring table staff to collect lane timer sheets, DQ slips, and results as needed.  More specific instructions may be given by the Meet Referee.

HOSPITALITY 

Manage the hospitality room for coaches and officials replenishing food, beverages, and utensils as needed, and monitor meals.  Morning session will include set up of food and beverages.  

Prepare and carry drinks and snacks around the deck to officials, coaches and volunteers. 

Ensure that food and beverages are safely packed and secured to meet food handling standards at the end of each day.  If working final meet session, pack up leftovers and materials.