GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Announcer: Runs the PA system. He/She keeps everyone informed as to which event is being run and the current team scores.
City Meet: Championship meet of the Park District Swim Conference
DQ: Time and score do not count- the swimmer has been judged as not performing the stroke, turn or finish correctly.
Dual Meet: Swimming one team against the other team.
Exhibition: Swimming for official times but not for scoring and usually not for ribbons. Awarding ribbons in an exhibition meet is up to the home team.
Free Relay: 4 swimmers, each swimming one leg of freestyle
Heat: Each group of swimmers starting together, one per lane
Individual Medley: 4 strokes by one swimmer; butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.
Medley Relay: 4 swimmers swimming 1)backstroke, 2)breaststroke, 3) butterfly, 4)freestyle
Record Keeper: Individual in charge of recording team record times
Referee: Official in charge of rules and smooth running of the meet.
Relay: 4 swimmers, each swimming 1 leg (part)
Runner: Individual who collects and delivers time cards, place judge cards, and disqualifications cards to the scoring table after each event
Scorer: Individual recording times and scores of swimmers
Seed Time: A swimmer’s best official time in an event used to placed him/her in order for city meets, etc
Starter: Official that begins each event
Stroke Judge: Official at the side of the pool, who monitors the stroke of the swimmers
Classic Meet: A meet for all swimmers who do not qualify for city meet
Timer: Individual using digital stopwatches to record swimmer’s times during meets
Turn Judge: Official in charge of monitoring proper turns and touches by swimmers on the far end of the pool