***The jobs of Referee, Starter, and Stroke and Turn Judge require certification by the MCSL . Our thanks to those who volunteer and are certified for these positions.
If you have never worked as "Timer" position before this season, Please DO NOT sign up as Timer for Saturday A Meet.
The following positions can be done by anyone, but please read each job description.
Welcomes the visitors
Call swimmers to the clerk of course
Announces the events and the swimmers names at A meets
Makes any other general announcements, including the score, team records, MCSL records, All-Star qualifying times, etc.
Clerk of Course / Assistant Clerk of Course:
Works with the announcer to control flow of kids to Clerk’s table
Checks in the swimmers and tells them their lanes
Tells the swimmers where to wait for their events
Checks the relay cards to ensure the names are in order of the swim and if there are any swim-ups
Enters the swimmers meet ID number from the meet roster on the relay card
Participates in the “scratch meeting” to a make substitutions
Receives the timer sheets and puts them in lane order
Staples any DQ cards to time sheets
Double checks the official time, circling it if needed.
Notifies the Referee if there is not an official time recorded
Hands the timer sheets to computer operators
Asst. Computer Operator:
Reads the times from the timer sheets to the computer operator
Type the times into the computer as they are read to them
Makes the changes from the scratch meeting
Prints copies of the meets results
Produces disks for both teams and the League
Arrive early to help set up
Sell the food and drinks
After the meet , clean up the concession stand and help put stock away
Checks the results for the computer after each event against timer sheets
Maintains the DQ log
Hands the timer sheets to the ribbon writers
Fills in as needed in any non-certified position. Must stay throughout the meet.
Check to see if the winning time is an All-Star time or a team, pool or League record and provides the announcer with the information
Affix the ribbon labels to the ribbons
File the ribbons in the team folders
Head Timer/Assistant Timer:
Time each race in case another timer needs back-up
Collects the cards from the timers
Verifies that the times are close “within reason”
Verifies that all times are legible, e.g. that a 4 does not look like a 9.
Circles the official time
Time the race, starting as instructed by the starter and stopping the watch when any part of the swimmer (or kickboard) touches the wall. Records times on timer sheets. TIMERS WILL GET WET.
This person mans the bucket that lifts the timer sheets and DQ cards to the upper deck where the computer operator is located. Takes the paperwork into the scorer.
Takes the timer sheets from the Head Timer and takes them with the DQ cards to the scoring table. At our pool, this means putting them in the bucket to be raised to the upper deck.