VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS:
Parent Rep (trained position) – Helps resolve protests by the coaches regarding disqualified swimmers and helps keep the meet moving smoothly.
Announcer (assigned position) - Announces all upcoming races and team point totals throughout meet, and serves as the team's sound system manager.
Head Scoring/Computer (trained position) - Runscomputer software at meets and enters swimmer times.
Scoring Helper - Reviews time sheets and posts results.
Scribe (DQ Marking) - Fills out disqualification slips.
Clerk of Course (trained position) - Coordinates the swimmers’ entries for the meet and establishes the heating schedule. Must attend a 3 hour clinic pre-season.
Heating Area (Clerk of Course Helper) - Lines up swimmers in the heating area and gets the kids behind the blocks in the right order.
Concessions (Home Meets) - Assists in stocking concession stand and selling to customers during meets.
Meet/Deck Referee (Home Meets, trained positions) – Watches over the meet to make sure that all the rules are adhered to, accepts/declines potential swimmer disqualifications, and arbitrates on any matters that may arise. Must have been a stroke and turn judge previously for one season, in addition to attending a 3 hour clinic pre-season.
Runners - Runs time sheets from timers to scoring. Collects and delivers disqualification slips to the Scoring Table. Assists in communications between Starter, Clerk of Course and Scoring Table.
Stroke & Turn Judges (trained position) - Judges swimmers on the legality of their strokes and disqualifies swimmers if they complete a stroke incorrectly. Must be certified each year by attending a 3 hour clinic pre-season.
Starter (trained position) - Starts each race after ensuring that swimmers are in proper positions. Must attend a 3 hour clinic.
Timers - Uses a stop watch at the end of a lane to time the swimmers' races.
For volunteer positions requiring training sessions, please refer to the MHSL Web Site for training schedule.