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Meet Volunteers

6 & Under and 8 & under Helpers

Parents that help the 6 & unders (girls or boys) or 8 & under (girls or boys) to get behind the blocks and ready to swim. Parents are responsible for lining up the swimmers behind the lanes, turning the heat sheets in to the timers, and making sure that the kids swim in the correct heat and lane. See below for tips. Excellent job for parents of small swimmers. (See below for job instructions)

Head Timer

One person designated head timer will start and stop extra watches. If for some reason a watch fails to start on time, the head timer will be called to that lane to finish the timing for that race. Head timer will also orient all timers before the meet begins, making sure all watches are working properly and all timers know how to work the watches. Will report to the timers meeting approx 15 min prior to the start of the meet.


The runner goes from lane to lane after every approx. 4 events to collect the completed timer lane sheets from the recorder, places them in lane order and then takes the heat sheets to the scorer’s table.


After scoring is completed and places announced, the ribbon workers place labels on the appropriate ribbons and place in bags to be given to the coaches at the end of the meet.


A timer stands at the starting blocks for 50 yds. races, and at the shallow end of the pool for 25 yd races. His/Her job is first verify the name of the swimmer. Next he/she job is to start the stopwatch at the start of the race and stop the stopwatch when the swimmer in his/her lane finishes the race by touching the wall. He/She will then tell the time displayed on the watch to the recorder. If the watch fails to start, hold your stop watch out over the block so the head timer can see that you need a them to finish timing the race. Timers will report to a timers meeting approx. 15 min prior to the start of the meet.


The recorder writes the times displayed on the stopwatches onto the timer lane sheets on the lines provided next to the swimmers name. They then hand to timer lane sheet to the runner when they come around. Will report to the timers meeting approx 15 min prior to the start of the meet.

Note: There are 2 timers for every lane. One of the timers will be designated recorder. Some timers will be relief timers who will give assigned timers a break at some point during the meet. Please limit your break to 5 min. so other’s have the same opportunity.

Official (Training Videos)

A trained stroke and turn judge.Must be aware of USA swimming rules. If you are interested in training. Please email Sandy Payne.

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