10.12. Clerk of the Course. The Clerk of the Course shall:
10.12.1. Be provided with an area clearly marked as "CLERK OF THE COURSE" where all competitors must report as soon as their event is called to report.
10.12.2. Collect the entry cards from each team. Entry cards will then be placed in order from fastest to slowest, as designated by the number in the upper right hand corner of the card. (1 = fastest competitor)
10.12.3. Collate the entry cards into events, heats and lanes.
10.12.4. The entry cards marked as slowest will be placed in the first heat with the subsequent heats containing faster competitors.
10.12.5. Lane assignments:
10.12.5.1. In a 4-lane pool the home team will use lanes 1 and 3. Lanes 2 and 4 will be used by the visiting team.
10.12.5.2. In a 5-lane pool, the home team in heat 1 will have lanes 1, 3, and 5. The visiting team will use lanes 2 and 4. In heat 2 the home team will swim in lanes 1 and 3. The visiting team will swim in lanes 2, 4, and 5.
10.12.5.3. In a 6-lane pool, the home team will use lanes 1,3, and 5. The visiting team will use lanes 2,4, and 6.
10.12.5.4. Relay lane assignments:
Relay Team 4 and 5 lane pool 6 lane pool
Home A relay 3 3
Home B relay 1 5
Visiting A relay 2 4
Visiting B relay 4 2