swim family will be required to provide one
parent volunteer to work one shift for four (4) dual swim meets, time
trials, social events or combination thereof. Sign up boards will be
available at the Parent Meeting on April 24th
transferred to the Volunteer Binder, which is
located in the blue basket and available at all times. There are
positions in which young children may accompany you; however, the team
cannot be held responsible for their safety. No one is allowed in the
pool during the meets except team members swimming an event or warming
up. If you have questions about the jobs below, please contact Tina
Hamman, Volunteer Coordinator.
jobs are ideal for parents that are
unable to attend many of the meets. These jobs occur outside the events
of the weekend meets.
Shark-a-Thon is scheduled for May 19th.
Before the event, we need help
with getting donations for the prizes, collating the information packet
to be given to the swimmers, and collection of paperwork and money.
Lots of easy volunteer jobs are available for the day of this event.
They include sign-in/sign-out volunteers and lap counters. If you have
any questions, contact the Ways & Means Coordinator.
Movie night, Championship Poster & Pizza
Party, etc…Parents are needed to organize and
these events. If you have other ideas or questions, please speak with
the coaches or the Activities Director.
Coordinates the end of the year Awards Banquet festivity. If you have
any questions, contact the Activities Director.
Program Ad Sales
Coordinate advertising sales for team and individual swimmer ads.
Collect money and insure ad placement. If you have any questions,
contact the President.
jobs are worked in two different shifts
on the day of a meet. There is an early shift, which starts at check-in
and goes until the end of the backstroke events. The second shift goes
from end of the first shift until the end of the meet.
Assist in setting up easy ups and shade structures for timers and team
parent area; PA system; tables for computer equipment, coaches, ribbon
operators, and announcer; plungers for the Colorado timing system; and
scoreboard and computer equipment. Arranges chairs for timers and Ready
Bench and ropes off team area, if needed. During Away Meets, only the
Team Area needs to be setup with our shade structures.
Takes down everything that was listed in Setup and at Home Meets
ensures the pool is cleaned up for public swim usage.
Each lane has three timers, which operate timing plungers or stop
watches depending up timing method being used. A Timers meeting is held
for both shift timers at the beginning of the first shift to go over
rules and precautions. One timer will also record
the stopwatch time on the Lane Timer sheet and verify the name of the
swimmer(s) in that lane.
Announcer - Home Meets Only
Uses a microphone to direct swimmers, by swimming event number, to the
Ready Bench and announces events, swimmers, the score and makes general
announcements about concessions, etc.
- Home Meets Only
Directs swimmers to the blocks, announces the event, coordinates with
the Head Timer and Computer Operators to ensure they are ready, directs
swimmers to "take your mark" and sees that no swimmer is in motion
prior to giving the start signal. [Training Required]
and Turn Judges
Ensures that the rules for each stroke, including starts, turns and
finishes, are being followed for the lanes they are assigned to.
Documents rule violations on DQ slips and gives to Lane Runner.
Using Final Meet Program, arranges swimmers in proper lane and
event/heat order at ready bench area. Takes swimmers to swim lanes and
lane chairs. Manages the queuing process of swimmers for the several
upcoming heats and events. Works with team parents and starter to
coordinate the timing of moving swimmers through the process.
Runner - Home Meets Only
Collects the Lane Timer sheets and the disqualification sheets (DQ
slips) from the lane writers and Stroke and Turn Judges. Lane Timer
sheets are delivered to the Computer Operator and the DQ slips are
delivered to the Meet Referee for review and signature. Post Meet
Results and delivers ribbon
labels to the Ribbon Operators table.
Operations Helper - Home Meets Only
Takes DQ slips from Meet Referee, ensures slips are signed by Stroke
and Turn Judge and Meet Referee, organizes slips in Event, Heat and
Lane Order, records DQ Code and Team Abbreviation on slip, and gives
to Computer Operator for entry into program. Discusses any
on the DQ slips with Meet Referee.
Places our team's ribbon labels generated by the computer on
appropriate place ribbon and files them in the swimmer's mail folder.
- Home Meets Only
Manages the preparation and delivery of snacks and drinks to the
volunteers and coaches persons that are filling the various positions,
which are running the meet.
Helpers - Home Meets Only
This job requires 2 to 3 people to service customers purchasing food
and drinks. The Snackbar Coordinator will coordinate the delivery of
the food, ice and drinks. The morning shift will setup the snackbar and
the afternoon will clean up the snackbar.
DAY MEET JOBS
jobs are continuous all day jobs that
happen on the day of the meet.
Has overall authority and control of the competition and ensures that
all rules are followed; assigns and instructs all officials and decides
all questions relating to the conduct of the meet. [Training and
For every age group (except 13-14s and 15-18s), separate for male and
female, we need two parents to be responsible for the swimmers of said
group to get them to the ready bench in a timely manner. The Head Team
Parent will provide training and Event sheets noting what events and
lanes their swimmers are swimming in.
Timer - Home Meets Only
Directs timers to clear watches. Maintains two backup watches to time
races for each event in the event a timer has difficulty with
their watch. Works with meet Starter to signal start of race.
Meet Operators - Home Meets
There are two types of Computer Meet Operators--Software Operator
Operator. Software Operator
works closely with
the coaches, enters the meet entries into Team Manager software
program, and print reports for the coaches prior to and after every
meet. Also, works with coaches on the day of the meet during scratch,
enters scratch changes into Meet Manager software program, prints and
disburses Meet Programs to officials and coaches; Lane Timer sheets to
timers; Meet Results; and ribbon labels to Ribbon Operators. Downloads
times from Colorado Console and troubleshoots any issues with regards
to times or swimmer entries. [Training & Executive Board
Operator records/saves each
race (event/heat). Coordinates with
Starter to let him/her know the console is ready for the next race.
[Training & Executive Board Approval Required]