FAIR OAKS SHARKS (NVSL)

NVSL Division 4 Champions!!!

Here are some tips and pointers to help make this season run more smoothly.  From now on, you will only receive a system generated email reminding you of your  volunteer position 2 days prior to your event.  Please refer to the below chart for who to check in with based on the position you are working.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Erika Killian (A Meets) at erika.w.chan@gmail.com or Cristina Oliver (B Meets) at cristinaoliver58@gmail.com 

Volunteer Procedures:

  1. Arrive ON TIME for your volunteer position. 
  2. Once you arrive, check in with Erika Killian (A Meets) / Cristina Oliver (B Meets). 
  3. Then get your name tag from the Chief Timer (home meets) or Assistant Chief Timer (away meets).
  4. Then report to the appropriate official as indicated in the chart below.
  5. Wear a plain white shirt and navy blue shorts, skirt, capris or pants (absolutely no denim).  This is the standard "uniform" used for all meets.  Please wear comfortable shoes or sandals -- some of you will be standing for a long time!

** If you have an emergency and cannot fulfill your volunteer spot, you must find a replacement and contact Erika for A Meets, and Cristina for B Meets. 

Volunteer Requirements:

  1. DO NOT USE YOUR CELL PHONE when you are volunteering.  You are welcome to check it for messages, but to carry on a conversation or text while on-duty is unacceptable.
  2. Don't forget your sunscreen and a hat.  If the weather is rainy, please bring a weatherproof jacket/poncho.  We still conduct meets in the rain -- as long as there is no thunder.  The rules for weather are posted on our website under “Documents” and also posted on the Sharks bulletin board at the pool.
  3. Your children are not allowed to be with you while you are volunteering.  If you have small children that are not swimming at the meet, please make sure someone else is watching them while you volunteer.  Unless they are swimming at the meet, Jr. Shark swimmers are NOT allowed in the team area during the meet.
  4. Your Shark swimmer needs to stay IN THE TEAM AREA until the end of the meet and cheer for other swimmers.  Swimmers are not to come out of the team area except for bathroom breaks and Shark Shack snacks.  Please do not allow them to sit with you during the meet or with you while volunteering. 

ONCE YOU HAVE CHECKED-IN WITH Erika Killian (A Meets) / Cristina Oliver (B Meets), PLEASE REPORT TO THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIAL AS INDICATED IN CHART BELOW

Position

Check In Procedure

Announcer

Break Down Team

Report to A/B Meet Set Up Coordinator

Card Runner

  • See the Chief Timer at Timers’ table
  • See Head Table Worker at Awards Table

Chief Timer

Clerk of Course

Report to Clerk of Course area in baby pool

Clerk of Course Runners

See Head Clerk of Course

DQ Runners

  • See Referee
  • Also meet up with Card Runners

Floater

See Volunteer Coordinators

Heat Board Attendant

See Head Clerk of Course

Marshall

  • See A/B Meet Reps
  • Get orange marshal vest
  •  Must be ON DECK when swimmers start warm ups

National Anthem

See Announcer 

Referee

S&T

See Referee

 Set Up Team

  • See A/B Meet Set Up Coordinators

Shark Shack Break Down

Report to Shark Shack

Shark Shack Helper

Report to Shark Shack

Shark Shack Set Up

Report to Shark Shack

Starter

See Referee

Table Chief (Verifier)

Table Workers (Place Recorder)

See Head Table Worker

Table Worker (Data Entry Reader)

See Head Table Worker

Table - DQ Writer

See Head Table Worker

Team Area Parent

See A/B Meet Reps

Timers

See the Chief Timer