We are in need of a Volunteer Coordinator! Please contact Beth or Kelly if you are interested.
It takes A LOT of volunteers to run a swim meet (about 30-35)! Each family is required to volunteer at a minimum of 4 meets and help in other ways during the season (Fun Fridays, kickoff party, pizza party, banquet, and other social events). Being involved with the team will help things run smoothly and create lasting memories for your child and the whole family!
Makos Swim Team Volunteer Descriptions
*Starter/Announcer (Home Meets Only) - Announce each event, start each race, determine false starts. Training required.
*Referee (Home Meets Only) – Works with the starter and all meet officials to ensure the smooth operation of the swim meet. Training required.
*Stroke and Turn Judges - Attend one stroke & turn training clinic prior to the season’s start. Observe swimmers in your assigned lanes during each heat. Disqualify, in a fair and consistent manner, those swimmers who violate the current ODSL disqualification (DQ) standards. Raise hand to alert the Runner to pick up DQ card to deliver to score table. Traning required.
Head Timer (Home meets only) – Coordinates timekeepers prior to the start of the meet. Will ensure that there is at least one timer from each team in each lane at all times; will review proper timing procedures with the timers before the start of the meet.
Timers - Arrive at the meet 15 minutes prior to start of meet and be ready for the Head Timer’s instructions. We are required to have 9 timers at both home and away meets. This is a great job for those who want an up-close view of their child swimming!
Heat Ribbon Runner - Stand by the timekeepers for each heat, observe the heat, and immediately award a ribbon to the heat winner.
Meet Set-up/Clean-up (Home Meets Only) - It takes a village to transform the pool for a meet and clean up after to make the pool ready for resident to enjoy.
Runners - Collect DQ slips from the stroke and turn judges, and then take them to the referee. They also pick up timing sheets from each lane and take them to the computer operator.
Ribbon writers - Label and sort ribbons into the team boxes.
Computer Operator - Assists the Head Computer Operator in entering data into the system.
Clerk of Course – Coordinates and lines up swimmers at ready bench.
Concession Sales (Home meets Only) - The concession volunteers work directly with the Concessions Coordinator to help run the concessions at home meets.
*Starter, referee, and stroke and turn judges require training. Click here for ODSL Training Info