Service Positions at Swim Meets

The TITANS need your support at the swim meets we host.  Home swim meets allow for reduced program costs and less travel expenses for our families.

Swim meets generally have multiple sessions.  Most sessions are under 4 hours in length and there are many volunteer positions per session.  Volunteer sign-ups will be available prior to each meet on the Team Unify site.  Most positions do not require any advance training, however for those who desire to participate in more intricate event planning and operations, there are positions available for you as well!

 

Meet Check-In Times:

Timers (including Relief and Head), Announcer,  Heat Prize DistributorRunnersAt least 45 minutes prior to session start(For example, meet start is at 9:00am. You must check-in by 8:15).  You will be notified if this policy changes for an event.

 

Clerk of CourseVolunteer Check-InHospitalityAt least 45 minutes prior to warm-ups(For example, if listed warmup is 7:45 a.m., check-in time is 7:15 a.m. If the warmup is split because of meet size and entries, check-in time is the START of warmups for ANY TEAM.)

 

TITANS Swim Meet Positions

ANNOUNCER

• Volunteer(s) Needed: 1 per session

• Arrival Time:15 minutes prior to the start of the session

• Age Requirement: minimum 18 years old

• Make all necessary announcements over the PA system as requested by the Referee/Official,

Clerk of Course, or the Meet Director.

• Announce event information (event, heat, stroke, and distance).

 

AWARDS

• Personnel Needed: 1-2 per session

• Arrival Time: 15 minutes prior to the start of the session

• Age Requirement: minimum 12 years old At least one adult required.

• Place preprinted labels on ribbons for swimmers.

• Prepare certificates for swimmers achieving a new time standard.

• Distribute ribbons/certificates to swimmers during the meet.

• Distribute remaining ribbons/certificates to Teams at the end of the meet.

• ** May involve some time after the meet to complete ribbons/certificates, depending on the

Hy-Tek system.

 

CLERK OF COURSE

** Training is required for this position **

• Personnel Needed: 2-3 per session

• Arrival Time: 30 minutes before warm-up

• Age Requirement: minimum 18 years old

• Coaches Check-in and payments

• Accept late entries prior to the start of the meet.

• Collect fees for late entries

Confirm positive check-in of swimmers prior to the event being seeded by Admin Officials.

• Works scratch table for finals

• Work with the Runner(s) to post heat/lane assignments and post final results.

 

HEAD TIMER

** Experienced Timer is required for this position**

• Personnel Needed: 1 -2 per session/ per pool, depending on size of meet

• Arrival Time: 45 before the meet starts.

• Age Requirement: minimum 18 years old

• Assist in training to all NEW Lane Timers.

• Designate one timer on each lane to be the recording timer for that lane.

• Operate multiple back-up stopwatches.

 

HOSPITALITY LEAD

** Training is required for this position **

• Personnel Needed: 1-2 per session

• Arrival Time: 30 minutes before start of meal service.

• Age Requirement: minimum 18 years old

• Helps to arrange food with Hospitality Coordinators

• Setup refreshments (food and drink) for coaches, officials, and meet volunteers (NO Swimmer

allowed).

• Morning sessions – Beverage preparation, set out and serve breakfast, snack service, re-stock beverages as needed, prepare lunch service

• Afternoon sessions – Lunch service, snack service, re-stock beverages as needed, prepare dinner service

• Final session – dinner service, snack service, re-stock beverages as needed, inventory and pack up supplies to return to storage.

• Every Session - setup, keep food fresh, cleanup.

 

HOSPITALITY WORKER

• Personnel Needed: 1-4 per session

• Arrival Time: Varies.  Usually at the start of meal service

• **Food will be arranged by the Hospitality Coordinator/Lead.

• Setup refreshments (food and drink) for coaches, officials, and meet volunteers (NO Swimmer

allowed).

• Morning sessions – Beverage preparation, set out and serve breakfast, snack service, re-stock beverages as needed, prepare lunch service

• Afternoon sessions – Lunch service, snack service, re-stock beverages as needed, prepare dinner service

• Final session – dinner service, snack service, re-stock beverages as needed, inventory and pack up supplies to return to storage.

• Every Session - setup, keep food fresh, cleanup.

 

VOLUNTEER / SERVICE CREDIT CHECK-IN

** Training is required for this position **

• Personnel Needed: 1 total per session

• Arrival Time: Start of warm-up

• Age Requirement: minimum 18 years old

• Check in all meet personnel – both service credit and volunteer

• Coordinate with Clerk of Course any position openings

• Provide completed check-in sheet to Clerk of Course

 

LANE TIMERS

• Personnel Needed: 16 total per session (2 timers per lane) for 8-lane pool / 20 total per session for 10-lane pool

• Arrival Time: 45 minutes before the session starts.

• Age Requirement: minimum 10 years old experienced swimmer with parent timing in same

lane.

• No experience required. Training will be provided by the Officials/Head Timer.

• Check the name of the swimmer before the start of each race. Notify the Head Timer of

any conflicts.

• Operate stopwatch and touch pad button used for the entire session. If stopwatch fails, notify

the Head Timer for a replacement stopwatch for that race.

• Record times from both stopwatches on the lane/timer sheet for each swimmer.

 

DECK MARSHALL

• Personnel needed: 2 per session, depending on the size of the meet.

• Arrival Time: Start of warm-ups.

• Age Requirement: minimum 18 years old

• Role is to maintain the deck is for meet personnel and participants only.

• Escort non-meet participants to the program pool – away from the meet

• Must not leave your position until substitute is provided or until excused, (must finish the

session)

• Monitor the entire pool area

• Ensure that swimmers behave in a safe manner. (No running, abusive behavior, etc.)

• Notify the coach of any swimmer who is behaving/acting in an unsafe manner.

 

RUNNER

• Personnel Needed: 2-3 per session

• Arrival Time: 45 minutes prior to the start of the meet.

• Age Requirement: minimum 14 years old

• This position works actively with the Clerk of Course and the Admin Officials.

• Collect lane/timer sheets from each lane at the end of each event.

• Post event results