Volunteer

Volunteer Job Descriptions:

Set up:  For Saturday A meets, come to the pool at closing the Friday evening before the swim meet (8:00 in June, 9:00 in July), and set up for the meet.  For B meets, come to the pool before warmups at 4:00 pm the day of the meet.  Setup involves setting up lounge chairs for spectators, setting up Clerk of Course chairs, roping off team areas, setting up chairs for swimmers preparing for events, and whatever else is needed. 

Take Down: Volunteers must stay after the swim meet is over and take down the meet.  Saturday morning meets end by 11:00 and Wednesday evening meets end around 10:00.  Volunteers clean up all trash, put lounge chairs back where they belong, take down ropes and backstroke flags, and whatever else is needed.  The pool must be ready for pool patrons before volunteers leave.

Timers: Volunteers must show up at least 30 minutes before the start of the meet (7:30am on Saturdays and 5:30pm on Wednesdays).  Timers take times for each swimmer in their lane and record results.  Saturday morning meets have one shift, so volunteers must stay and time the entire meet. There are two timer slots for Wednesday evening "B" meets.  The first shift times the first two strokes, and the second timing shift times for the third stroke until the end of the meet.

Grill Master: This position is for Wednesday evening "B" meets only.  Grill masters prep the grill and grill burgers for sale at the meet.  First shift sets up the grill and remains at the position for the first two strokes of the meet.  Second shift comes at the beginning of the third stroke and remains until the end of the meet.  Second shift cleans the grill and packs it up at the end of the meet.

Concessions: Volunteers remain at the concession stand and sell food at the meet.  Saturday morning meets have one shift.  Volunteers are expected to arrive at 7:30 to assist in setting up the concession stand before the meet and clean up at the end.  Wednesday evening meets have two shifts.  First concession shift arrives at 5:00 to assist in setup, and sells concessions for the first two strokes of the meet.  Second shift starts at the beginning of the third stroke and remains until the meet is over to assist in clean up.

Ribbons and DQ Slips Helper: Volunteer sits at the computer tent for the entirety of the meet.  He/she places tags and sorts ribbons and DQ slips for our team only.  For Wednesday "B" meets this position accounts for 2 volunteer slots (only one slot for shorter A meets)

Stroke and Turn Judge: This volunteer position requires pre-season training at CSL official training sessions.  Stroke and turn judges referee the swim meet to assure that all swimmers abide by CSL and USA swimming rules and regulations.  This position requires judges to remain impartial and fair and give the benefit of the doubt to swimmers.  Working as a certified judge fulfills all volunteer requirements for the season.

Clerk of Course Assistant: This volunteer position starts 30 minutes before the beginning of the meet (7:30 on Saturdays and 5:30 on Wednesday evenings) and lasts the entirety of the meet.  The assistant seats swimmers on clerk of course benches in order according to a provided heat sheet, writes new cards for swimmers as need, and helps keep clerk of course running smoothly.  This position accounts for 2 volunteer slots for lengthy Wednesday evening "B" meets.

Clerk of Course Assistant (team area):  This volunteer position starts 30 minutes before the beginning of the meet (7:30 on Saturdays and 5:30 on Wednesday evenings) and lasts the entirety of the meet.  Distributes cards to our team swimmers (with assistance from Junior Assistant coaches), writes new cards for our swimmers as needed, and walks swimmers to our benches.  This position is needed for both home and away meets.  This position accounts for 2 volunteer slots for lengthy evening "B" meets.

Clerk of Course Seater: This volunteer position starts 30 minutes before the beginning of the meet (7:30 on Saturdays and 5:30 on Wednesday evenings) and lasts the entirety of the meet.   The seater will walk each heat of swimmers from CoC to the chairs behind each lane. For 25meter events, the seater will collect blank cards and give the cards to the card runner. This position accounts for 2 volunteer slots for lengthy evening "B" meets.

Card Runner: This volunteer position starts 30 minutes before the beginning of the meet (7:30 on Saturdays and 5:30 on Wednesday evenings) and lasts the entirety of the meet.   For all events/heats the card runner will take completed cards from the card collector and run them back to the computer table.  For 25meter events, the card runner will take blank cards from the CoC seater and give them to the card collector. This position accounts for 2 volunteer slots for lengthy evening "B" meets.

Card Collector: This volunteer position starts 30 minutes before the beginning of the meet (7:30 on Saturdays and 5:30 on Wednesday evenings) and lasts the entirety of the meet.   For all events/heats, the card collector will collect completed cards from lane timers and gives them to the card runner.  For 25meter events, the card collector will receive blank cards from the card runner and distribute them to timers. This position accounts for 2 volunteer slots for lengthy evening "B" meets.