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Volunteer Jobs

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.

 
The following positions can be done by anyone.  Please note that during a meet, our Team Reps may have an unexpected need for additional help.  We thank you in advance for cheerfully helping out if you are approached!
 
Announcer:    
             (Home meet only)
Welcomes the visitors
Starts warm-ups
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:
(Two volunteers per half)
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
 
Scorer:
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
 
Automation Team: (Data Entry and Verifiers)
(2-3 volunteers per meet)
Read times from timer sheets to automation volunteer doing data entry.
Type the times into the computer as they are read to them
Makes the changes from the scratch meeting
Checks the results for the computer after each event against timer sheets
Prints copies of the meets results
Maintains the DQ log
Hands the timer sheets to the ribbon writers
Produces disks for both teams and the League
 
Concessions:
             (Home meet only)
Arrive early to help set up
Sell the food and drinks for predetermined time slot
After the meet , clean up the concession stand and help put stock away
 
Verifier:
Checks the results for the computer after each event against timer sheets
Maintains the DQ log
Hands the timer sheets to the ribbon writers
 
Ribbon Writers:
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 ribbon box
 
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
 
Timers:
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.
At least 9 timers are needed during each half of the meet.
 
Runner:
(Home meet only.)
Takes the timer sheets from the Head Timer and takes them with the DQ cards to the scoring table.