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Volunteer Descriptions

JBRS Swim Team Volunteer Positions

Bullpen: Responsible for organizing swimmers from our team – 2 people gathering children, 2 people placing them in order according to event and name in the bullpen. Staging people take them to the staging benches. 4 volunteers per half

Staging Area: Work with the bullpen by leading our swimmers from the bullpen to the staging area - Make sure with the heat sheet the swimmers of both teams are in the correct row and lane position.  From this point, the children move forward and end up behind the blocks with the Clerk of Course.  2 volunteers per half

Timers:  Timers stand at the end of each lane and use a stopwatch to record finishes. At home meets our timers also write the times down on the time cards. Each team provides 6–9 timers per half = 12-18 total depending on the number of lanes. (5 lanes = 12 total: 1 per lane plus a back-up timer per half)

Stroke and Turn Judge:  This person is responsible for judging strokes and turns. Responsible for

disqualification of swimmers. (Trained position – Training will be provided by GCSL). 4 judges  = 2 per half + 1 head official at home meets

Computer / Scoring Table – At home meets, the scoring table involves getting the timing sheets in order, reading them to the person entering the numbers in the computer  and posting the scores once they have been verified.  Home meets 2 per half    At away meets, the responsibility is verifying the times that have been entered (timecards against the printed report).  2 per half – 4 total (the second half can also help with ribbons as needed)

Ribbons: Responsible for placing the label on appropriate ribbon. These ribbons are then filed by last name in file folder mailboxes. 1 ribbon half way through the 1st half and  2 second half. This position is one of the last to leave the meet since ribbons cannot be completed until all times are entered and verified. 3 per meet

Needed for HOME meets only – in addition to above

Set Up: Responsible for setting pool area for home meets, including tables and tents for concessions.  (4-6 People)

Concessions: Sell food and drinks during Home meets -  5 per half = 10 total

Computer – Entering the times for the swimmers for each event. Home meets only. (see above) 2 per half

Leis - Stand at the end of the lanes and pass out leis to the winner of each heat for events that are 10 and Under.

Runners: Collect lane sheets after events and get them to computer table. 1 per half each home meet = 2 total

Starter: Starts race and controls pace of meet. 1 per meet  + 1 backup if needed (Trained position)

Clean Up: Responsible for replacing chairs in the correct location and cleaning pool area after home meets. 4-6 people plus 20 families assigned by last name

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