PARENT JOB DESCRIPTIONS

  • BBQ (3-4 points per meet or event) 
    • Run the BBQ at swim meets or social events; cooking hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, etc. 
    • Clean the BBQ after the meet / event. 
    • Previous grilling experience is required.
    • 2019 POLICY: This job may not be performed by a Substitute.  
  • Grab Bag (1 point per meet or event**)
    • Help out, however needed, on the day of the meet or event.  
    • The Grab Bag worker must stay for the duration of the meet or event in order to get point credit, in case another worker falls ill or leaves early.  
    • **If the Grab Bag worker is asked to perform a job for the duration of the meet or event, they will get point credit for the value of the worked job.  For example, if a Grab Bag worker ends up timing at a swim meet, and the Timer job was valued at 5 points at that meet, the Grab Bag worker will earn 5 job points.  
  • Relief Timer (3-4 points per meet or event)
    • ​​Relieve LT timers for a short break
    • Introduce yourself to all LT timers before the meet begins, then sit near the Head Timer so that you are visible if any timers need a short break. Check in with the timers on a regular basis.
    • On hot days, you may also be asked to pass water to the timers.
  • Ribbons (4 points per meet)
    • Receive placement labels from the desk and adhere them to the appropriate ribbons.  File our team's ribbons in each swimmer's folder.  
    • This job requires you to stay until the very end of the swim meet, and possibly for a short time after the final race has been swum. 
    • For Away meets, you are responsible for picking up the portable ribbon file box at Las Trampas pool prior to the meet, filing the ribbons in the permanent file boxes at LT, and returning the portable file box to LT following the meet.  
  • Runner (3-4 points per meet or event) 
    • Collect the time slips from the recorders at the end of each race and deliver them to the desk.  
  • Shepherd (2-3 points per meet) 
    • Organize and line up the 6 & Unders and 7/8s for their events.
    • This job may not be performed by a Substitute.  A swim team parent must perform this job.  
    • There is more detailed information about Shepherding below. 
  • Snack Shack (3-6 points per meet or event)
    • Help prepare food, work the window, clean up and other responsibilities in the snack shack as assigned by the Snack Shack Manager.  
    • The Health Department requires that Snack Shack workers wear a hat or hair net.  
    • Snack Shack workers must be at least 18 years old.  
  • Timer / Recorder (2-5 points per meet or event)
    • Record times for each race. 
    • Half of the timers are from the host team and half are from the away team.  
    • The Recorder makes note of times for each race. 
    • The Head Timer will give instructions about 10 minutes before the meet starts.  
    • Be sure to sit in a chair marked for Las Trampas.
    • Remember that you are expected to time for the entire meet.  The Relief Timer may provide you a quick break, and will be providing breaks to ALL LTST timers.  Please be considerate by limiting the length of your break.  
    • Please limit your distractions while timing; your full attention is important.  

 

 

Additional details about Shepherding

  • Check in with the Head Shepherd to receive your lane assignment, lane sheets and shepherd apron.  You must check in at least 20 minutes before the meet starts.  Head Shepherds in 2020 are Sean George and Peggy Lynch.
  • Following the team cheer and approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the meet, the Head Shepherd bell will ring for Medley Relay.
  • Stand by your lane cone.  Collect the children in your lane.  Arrange them in order according to your lane sheets.
  • Check the sign-in sheets if you are missing a swimmer to determine if he/she is in attendance.   Advise one of the coaches if the swimmer is not at the meet. (It is not your responsibility to locate a swimmer.)
  • For the Medley and Free Relays you will need a partner.  Sort out the swimmers who need to be at the Big Blocks (near the timers).  Your partner will take these swimmers to that end of the pool. Stay with the rest of your group at the other end.  Click here for information on how to read the meet program
  • Keep the swimmers in line, and try to minimize horseplay.
  • The Head Shepherd will ring the bell for the next event while the 13/14’s are in the water swimming the prior stroke.

updated 2/8/19