Volunteers

Other than our coaches, swim meets are run solely by parent volunteers. In order to run such large events, each family is required to work at 3 swim meets (including at least one away meet) in one of the roles listed below.  Sign up for meet volunteer jobs for each meet on the events page.

Meet Volunteer Jobs‚Äč

Kid Pushers - Gathers up swimmers in a certain age group to be brought to the clerk of course with their event is called.  Ensures that swimmers stay in their designated area during the swim meet.

Clerk of Course - Aligns swimmers and gets them to their proper starting blocks for their events.

Timers - Positioned at the edge of the pool to obtain and record times for the swimmers.

Place Judges - Determines the finishing position for swimmers in the main heat of each event.

Recorder (home meets only) - Records place finishes and winning time on event slip.

Scorer - Records place finishes from the event and disqualification slips and scores on the official score sheet.

Runners - Responsible for moving paperwork between the stroke and turn judges, recorder, and scoring table.

Ribbon Writers - Complete award ribbons.

Heat Ribbon Distributor (home meets only) - Distributes ribbons for heat swimmers.

Stroke and Turn Judge - Judges whether proper stroke, turn, and finish are executed by the swimmers during the meet.  ** A training course is required for this position.

Starter (home meets only) - Starts each event with an appropriate starting device.

Announcer (home meets only) - Calls swimmers to the clerk of course for each event.

Meet Manager - Ensures proper flow of the meet.

Pool Set up and Clean up (home meets only) - Sets up the pool deck prior to the start of the meet.  Cleans up and breaks down pool deck after the swim meet.

Concession Stand (home meets only) - Sells food and drinks during the swim meet. (No concessions during 2021)

Water Cooler Refiller (home meets only) - Ensure water coolers are full for volunteers and distribute water to volunteers during the meet.