ANNOUNCER

The Announcer is the MC/DJ for all home events. They announce events and swimmers and play music during home swim meets.

BROADCAST/FACEBOOK LIVE MANAGER

Thanks to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, the Broadcast Manager sets up and manages the details related to broadcasting home swim meets, live.

**CONCESSIONS

In non-COVID times, the Snack Bar is a huge revenue maker for our team. This position requires preparation of food prior to the meets- making taco meat, preparing burgers and hot dogs, etc. as well as selling prepackaged foods during the meets. We are still determining what this will look like for Summer 2021, but we are hopeful we will be able to offer some type of snack bar!

**GRILL MASTER

In non-COVID times, the Snack Bar is a huge revenue maker for our team. This position requires grilling hamburgers and hot dogs during home swim meets.

MARSHAL

Marshals are responsible for ensuring order during the meet and during warm ups in the pool, on the deck, and in the spectator area. They wear a brightly colored vest and stand in key positions around the pool deck to control the flow of people.  They ensure that the spectators, including fellow swimmers, are quiet at the start of a race.

RECOGNITIONS COORDINATOR

Recognitions Coordinator orders all plaques, trophies and larger "carnival-style" ribbons for the team. Most of the work for this position happens toward the end of the season. This is a great volunteer position for parents of younger children who might not be able to volunteer during events.

REFEREE (Certification Required)

The referee is the head official at a meet and has overall responsibility for running each race. They are responsible for deciding if a swimmer is disqualified based on the observations of the Stroke and Turn Judges.

RELAY TAKE-OFF JUDGES

Relay Take-Off Judges, or “RTOs” are on deck only during relays and are responsible for determining whether an approaching swimmer has touched the wall before the swimmer of the next leg has left the wall.

RUNNER(S)

Runners assist with Meet Administration by carrying time cards from younger swimmers to the Chief Timer and/or from the Chief Timer to the Scorer's Table. 

STARTER (Certification Required)

The starter is the official responsible for ensuring that all swimmers in a race are given a fair and equitable start. They announce the stroke and distance, get the swimmers set, and start the race with the horn. A strobe on the starter horn also indicates for the timers to start their stopwatches.

STROKE AND TURN JUDGE (Certification Required)

Stroke and Turn Judges are officials stationed around the pool observing each swimmer's stroke, turns, and touches to ensure they are legal. A Stroke and Turn Judge will raise their hand when they observe an infraction. They are trained to give the benefit of the doubt to the swimmer and only call what they are sure they saw. They will report and explain the infraction to the referee who will then determine if the swimmer is disqualified.

TABLE WORKERS

The Table Workers get the time cards from the timers and any DQ slips from the referee. They then determine the order of finish for each event, score the meet, and prepare ribbons for the participants.

TIMERS

People who time the swimmers during a swim meet. Three timers are used per lane. The official time for the swimmer's event is the middle time of the three timers’ watches or the common time if two watches match. Timers must wear a white shirt with dark blue/black shorts. It is recommended that timers sign up for an A meet only after timing a B meet first. 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

The Volunteer Coordinator tracks the hours that all volunteers serve towards fulfilling their obligation to the team.