STAC Job Description and point value:
Announcer (1 Point): Responsible for making any announcements during the meet required by the Meet Coordinator or Referee.
Backup Timer (1 Point): Responsible to stand on either side of the pool and start their stop watch at the beginning of every race. In the event a timer fails to start their watch on time or has other technical difficulties, the back up timer will step into their place and record the swimmer’s time.
Concessions (1 Point): Sells concessions during the meet. Helps set up and tear down concession stand.
Floaters (.5 Point): Floaters do not have any one job assigned to them. They are responsible to check in with the Meet Coordinator at the start of the meet for an assignment, this could include providing breaks for other job positions (e.g. timers, concession, etc.).
Head Timer (1.5 Point): Organizes and briefs the Lane Timers on their duties prior to the meet and is in charge of the lane timers throughout the meet. If a timer doesn't show up to work, the Head Timer must work in their place. They ensure all timers have checked in, understand their timing assignment, and know the meeting place and time of the timers meeting. Prior to the meet, the head timer must email all timers and provide contact info so that the timers can locate him/her at the meet. After the meet, the Head Timer MUST report to the administrator who has worked so that volunteer points can be assigned . A report of who has worked must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by the Monday following the meet. (previous timing experience required)
Heat Winners (1 Point): Where applicable, responsible to hand out candy or a small prize to heat winners. This individual will watch every race and look for the 1st place touch to award the swimmer. In the event the race appears to be a tie, candy/prize will be handed out to both swimmers. Note: in some cases there may be “hot” heats, these are heats where music is played after the start. Hot heats generally receive different prizes than standard heats.
Hot Heats (1 Point): Where applicable, this person will play pre-determined songs during designated heats throughout a meet. The song is played directly after the start of a race that is determined a hot heat and ends when the last swimmer of the heat hits the wall.
Marshall (1 Point): Responsible for lining up the swimmers by event, heat, and lane and getting them to the starting blocks in the correct order and on time.
Officials (2 Points): Must be USA Swimming certified!
Photographer (1 Point): Responsible to take photos of athletes or moments of the event for the purpose of sharing with the team. No flash photography at the start of any race. Photos may NOT be taken with a phone camera.
Runner (1 Point): Delivers results from timers to scoring table. No training required. Wear sneakers. This job keeps you moving around at the poolside and the time passes quickly.
Timers (1 Point): Records the swimmer’s time. Each timer is provided a stopwatch and assigned a lane; there are generally two or three timers for each lane. All times are recorded. This job gives you the best view of the pool and the swimmers during their races.
Alternate Timer (.5 Point): Volunteers to be available to time at a meet should the host team need additional timers or if another situation arises that a timer/backup timer is required. If the volunteer ends up working at a meet, an extra .5 point will be given, totaling one volunteer point for the meet.
If after signing up for a job, you find you cannot work, you must find a replacement. You can find a directory of our families by clicking the Members button at the very top of our website. Under Location, please select RVCC SC-2018-19, for current members of STAC's Short Course team.