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Swim Meet Job List

All swim team families are required to work one or more home or away meets.  Running a swim meet requires a large number of trained and untrained volunteers.

These positions are filled by parents at home (and some away) meets.  A successful swim meet requires 50+ volunteers! Training is provided, and you'll have an opportunity to list your preferred job choices at the beginning of the season.  Positions are assigned by the team for the whole season, and parents must work their assigned job or "hire a teen" to cover their position.

All supplies (pencils, stopwatches, computer, etc) are provided by the team.  Please bring a water bottle - cold water will be provided.
 

Early Snack Bar 

4 per home meet

Work the snack bar from 4p to 6:30p.  Help set up and sell items.  Bring wrapped baked goods to sell.

Good Shepherd

2 per meet (home/away)

Help coach gather the 8 and under swimmers and lead them to the starting blocks on time.

Clean Up Crew

2 per home meet

Clean up pool deck, Rec Center, and bathrooms, put away equipment.

Grill Master

1 per home meet

Set up grill, cook hot dogs and hamburgers during the meet, clean/put away grill (4:30 to close)

Head Timer

1 per home meet

Start two extra stop watches in each heat to allow for timers to use as a back-up if needed.

Early Cashier

1 per home meet

Work Cashier table from 4:30-6:30p.  Add totals for snack bar purchases, collect money, annotate total $ purchased in family tabs.

Pasta Salad

1 per home meet

Provide a large pasta salad (6 boxes of pasta) for the snack bar to sell.

Stroke and Turn Judge

2 per home meet

Judge each swimmer for proper stroke technique and turns, identifies disqualifications (DQ).  Requires SAAA certification.

Scoring

2 per home meet

Score each event with a scoring system.  Requires training.  Contact a Meet Director if you're interested.

Late Snack Bar

4 per home meet

Work the snack bar from 6:30 to meet close. Sell items, put away items, tidy up the rec center.  Bring wrapped baked goods to sell.

Swimmer Stager

1 per home meet

Responsible for managing the starting block area. Control when swimmers are allowed to enter the starting block area.

Runner

2 per home meet

Pick up time sheets from each timer and scorecards from blanket judges, deliver to scoring table after each heat.

Blanket Judge

4 per home meet

Determine (with other blanket judge) and annotate which lane finishes in which order for each heat.

Relief Timer

1 per home meet

Provide relief to timers to allow brief breaks.  While filling in for timers, perform the duties of a timer (listed above).

Late Cashier

1 per home meet

Work cashier table from 6:30-close. Add totals for snack bar purchases, collect money, annotate total $ purchased in family tabs.

Starter

1 per home meet

Starts each event based on SAAA procedure, uses starter equipment.  Requires training/practice.  Contact the Meet Director if you are interested.

Stroke and Turn Relief

1 per home meet

Provide relief to stroke and turn judges to allow brief breaks.  While filling in, perform the duties of a Stroke and Turn Judge.  Requires SAAA Certification

Ribbons

2 per home meet

Attach stickers to ribbons and sort them into the team box and/or folders.

Shade Brigade

2 per "large" away meet

Pick up tents at the Rec Center, deliver and set up tents at the meet (arrive early to secure a spot for the team).  Return tents after the meet to the Rec Center.  Large away meets are: Muppet Meet, 9-18 invitational, Championship Prelims, and Championship Finals.

Timer

12 per home meet

Time each event with a stop watch, verify correct swimmer is on the block, write down times.

Rec Center Detail

2 week assignment (in place of working meets)

After morning practices, clean as needed on a daily basis: restock paper goods, clean mirrors, wipe down counters & toilet, pick up trash off floor, empty trash, sweep/mop bathroom and hallway, spray deck down morning after home meet.

Announcer

1 per home meet

Set up speaker system, announce each event, play music during meet.

Ice

1 per home meet

Purchase and deliver ten 20lb bags of ice to the Rec Center no later than 4pm.

Referee

1 per home meet

Final judge for stroke and turn, tells swimmer/coaches if DQ. Requires SAAA certification.

Computer

2 per home meet

Enters results of heats into computer to generate meet results.  Requires training.  Contact a Meet Director if you're interested.