Meet Job Descriptions
 

The following list gives a brief description of the jobs required during each meet that MTS hosts:

  • Timer - Uses stopwatch and is responsible for timing one lane during a meet. An orientation session for timers is held prior to each session of a meet. Must be 15 years old or older.
     
  • Runner - After an event picks up timing slips and takes them to the computer table.
     
  • Door Entry - Arrives at the meet 1.5 hours prior to start. Monitors front door to make sure only swimmers and their families are entering the building.
     
  • Heat Sheet Sales - Must arrive approximately 1.5 hrs prior to start of meet. Sells heat sheets, tee-shirts, and swim caps.
     
  • Concessions - Sells concessions.
     
  • Office Worker - Posts results and assists in the office during the meet.
     
  • Awards - Responsible for attaching award labels to ribbons and separating out for teams.
     
  • USS Official - Requires certification by United States Swimming. If interested, e-mail Walter Smalley.
     
  • Announcer - Announces events during the meet. Must be trained.
     
  • Announcer Coordinator - Keeps the Announcer appraised of event progression in one of the two pools.
     
  • 10 & Under Monitor - Several parents that watch the 10 & under Memphis Tiger swimmers, make sure they show up for their events. The monitors are given a list with each swimmer’s name and events.
     
  • Initial Set-up - Usually done 2 days prior to the beginning of each meet. Involves bringing down coolers, tables, platforms, etc. from the upstairs loft and assembling the platforms. Requires HEAVY lifting.
     
  • Final Set-up - Usually done the day prior to the beginning of each meet. Involves setting up the equipment for the meet - tables, chairs, computers and electronic timing equipment.
     
  • Take Down - Done immediately following the conclusion of prelims on the last day of the meet as well as after the conclusion of finals, also on the last day of the meet. Involves returning to storage all computer and electronic timing equipment, returning tables, coolers and other misc. equipment to the upstairs loft and dismantling platforms. Some HEAVY lifting is required.
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  • Concessions Breakdown - Arrive for shift at appointed time (usually 1 hour before anticipated end of meet’s final session) to assist in cleaning up the concessions area-draining beverage buckets, cleaning up left-over food, breaking down tables, etc.
     
  • Hospitality Breakdown - Arrive for shift at appointed time (usually 1 hour before anticipated end of meet’s final session) to assist in cleaning up the hospitality room--cleaning utensils/trays, puttting away food, breaking down tables, etc.
     
  • Maestro - At prelim/finals meets, sits with Announcer at finals and uses either a laptop or other device to cue music, so the swimmers march in to "fanfare".
     
  • Friday Night Timer - Lane timer during distance events for masters swimmers, fitness swimmers and/or triathletes. (Tiger Circuit Meet only)
     
  • Friday Night Official - Officiate during distance events for masters swimmers, fitness swimmers and/or triathletes (Tiger Circuit Meet only). Requires certification by United States Swimming.