Arrive when your swimmers are told to do so in the Newsletter
Check in and receive your timer lanyard…some will pick up a clipboard with heat sheet, pen, and stop watch because we only need one of these per lane and there are two volunteers per lane (usually 3-4 lanes per meet).
The Dolphin timing system will be used at each of our home meets and some of our away meets. There will always be two hand timers per lane (either one manual and one dolphin OR two manual)
ALWAYS write each swimmers time (from manual watch) on your heat sheet AND verify the swimmers name.
BE AWARE to start your timer with the starter and stop your timer when the first body part (hand, arm, elbow, head) of the swimmer touches the wall.
ALWAYS attend the JUDGES/TIMER MEETING. It is usually at 5:30. Listen for announcements!! This is when important information is given and you will get your lane assignment. This meeting will occur inside our clubhouse and usually near the away team’s clubhouse.
During the 6 and under events you will line up on the side of the pool closest to your lane
During the 7/8 and 9/10 events you will remain at the end of the pool away from the blocks
During the 11 and ups events you will time from the starting end of the pool where the blocks are located.
Arrive at volunteer check in at the designated timeposted in the newsletter
At check in make sure you are given: Clipboard with heat sheet and swimmer list, lanyard with job title, pen, highlighter, and sharpie.
Bring with you a chair and water bottle (swimmers cannot bring chairs, but you can)
Please remember that you are under the tent to :
Have the Parent use a Sharpie to write each swimmer's last name vertically down the LEFT arm and write their assigned number horizontally across the RIGHT arm
Line the kids up for their events prior to the kid pusher arriving to bring them to the ready bench area (the chairs behind the blocks). This needs to be done when the age group in front of you is out of their tent and about to be in the ready bench area.
Help the kids to the bathroom as needed
Keep the tent area clean of trash
KEEP TRACK OF THE KIDS IN YOUR TENT
Remember that parents are not allowed in the tent area. It is way too crowded for them to be there and distracting to swimmers.