2020 Virtual Meet Volunteer Positions
Timers: Timers are responsible for starting their watches at the Starter's signal and stopping their watches when any part of the swimmer's body touches the wall at the finish. The timer will record the swimmer’s time on the event sheet.
Relay Take-off Judge: The Relay Take-off Judge, a.k.a. Jump Judge, ensures that a relay swimmer does not leave the starting platform before the preceding swimmer has touched the end of the pool. They only work during the Medley Relay and Free Relay Events and therefore need to be available to work the entire meet.
Card Runner: The Card Runners are responsible for collecting the event cards/scoring sheet from each scribe and brings them to the card readers at the scoring table.
DQ Runner: The DQ Runner works directly with the Stroke and Turn Judges. They collect DQ slips as needed and brings them to the Chief Judge at the scoring table. They need to be able to work both sides of the pool. They will also obtain any DQ slips from the Relay Take off Judges. The judges will raise their hand when an infraction by the swimmer is observed. This acts as the notification to the DQ runner to obtain the DQ slip as quickly as possible.
Deck Parent/Spotter: The Deck parent/spotter is responsible for ensuring that all swimmers are at the block prior to the start of the event. Each Deck Parent is responsible for three lanes.
Score Recorder: The Score Recorder records swim time information of all heats for one gender into the computer. They check finish judge slips, print reports, and print ribbon labels.
Ribbon Writer: The ribbon writer puts the labels received from the Score Recorder and places them on the appropriate place ribbon for each event. This is a second half position and it will be necessary to stay after the final races to complete all ribbons.
Clerk of Course:
Head Clerk of Course: The Head Clerk of Course is responsible for placing all swimmers’ cards in the card rack for every 10 and Under event prior to the start of the meet. They ensure that the Event Call Number is visible to the swimmers and their families and that it is accurately calling the correct event numbers to the Clerk of Course. The Head Clerk of Course is responsible for organizing the 10 and under swimmers by heat and lane. The Head Clerk of Course coordinates with the coaching staff as needed re: problems with individual or relay cards.
Assistant Clerk of Course: The Assistant Clerk of Course helps the Head Clerk of Course in lining up the 10 and under swimmers into correct lanes and heats. They will also assist, when necessary, in getting the 10 and under swimmers to the blocks.
Skilled Workers/Certified Positions
(GKAISA Training and Certification Required)
Stroke and Turn Judge: The Stroke and turn Judge determines if each swimmer is swimming the stroke legally as defined by GKAISA Swimming rules. It is the responsibility of the Stroke and Turn Judge to disqualify any swimmer whose stroke, start, turn, or finish is illegal. New stroke and turn judges will apprentice with a veteran before working a meet independently.
Referee: The Referee presides over the meet to see that the meet runs on time and is fair and safe for all swimmers. The Referee has the overall authority and responsibility for seeing that the competition complies with all appropriate rules and regulations. The referee resolves all questions related to the conduct of the swim meet and reviews any disqualifications before they are sent to the Scorer’s Table.
Starter: The Starter ensures that all swimmers receive a fair and equitable start. The Starter works closely with the Referee and assumes responsibility for the start at the Referee's signal. The Starter steps the swimmers onto the starting blocks or into the water, directs the swimmers to "take their mark," and in conjunction with the referee, determines when a false start has occurred.
If you are interested in becoming a skilled worker. All trainings will be conducted on line for the 2020 Season. Information can be found on the GKAISA website.
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