CLERK OF COURSE
Area of pool where swimmers go to get their cards (which tells the swimmer which heat and which lane they will be swimming). It is also a parent who prior to the meet, determines the number of heats needed for each event and assigns the swimmers to specific lanes and heats.
Hands out a Heat Winner Ribbon to winner of each heat of each event.
Distribute water throughout the meet to Coaches, Officials and Volunteers.
Reviews printed results and posts the official results of each event received from the scorer.
Place labels on the back of ribbons which records times, event, placement and team on ribbon. File ribbons in mailbox folders.
Our team uses a semi-automatic Dolphin timing system. Primary times are provided by the Dolphin. Backup times are recorded manually on timer sheets. Receives the timer sheets from the runner and circles or calculates the official time if needed. The timer sheets are then marked, sorted and passed to the computer operator.
Take the timer sheets from the timers and give them to the Results Writer at the scoring table.
The Head Official is responsible for starting each event and running the meet. He/She is the only person who can call a false start, also acts as a Stroke & Turn official if there are not enough officials. He/She can also overrule another official.
STROKE & TURN OFFICIAL
He/She has the responsibility to judge stroke mechanics, touches, turns and finishes.
The Tech Team monitors the Dolphin Timing System, Meet Manager Program and Score Board Operations working closely with the Runners, and includes the Results Writer.
Using Dolphin and Manual stop watches provided by the team, they actually time each event and the recording Timer of each lane writes all Manual stop watch times on the timer slips. It is from these times that the places of each event are determined.