Volunteer Position Descriptions
These positions occur at home and/or away swim meets. Not every position is required at every meet. Away Meet positions will vary depending on the request and needs of the Hosting Team.
Shift 1 typically runs from Event 1 through Event 48. (End of Back Stroke)
Shift 2 typically runs from Event 49 through Event 90. (Start of Breast Stroke)
Actual shift change may vary at away pools. Please listen to the Announcer for shift changes.
Any help with breaking down and cleaning up after
a meet is always greatly appreciated!
Occasionally check both the 2 bathrooms near the pool as well as the 2 bathrooms in the clubhouse. Refill toilet paper, paper towels and soap as needed. Clean up any messes. At the conclusion of the meet, do a final cleaning of the clubhouse bathrooms.
Bring Tents to Meet
Pick up 2 large tents from the pool area on Friday night. (The pool closes at 8pm.) Get them to the meet early on Saturday morning. Pack them up at the end of the Meet and bring them back to the DW pool. Coaches &/or lifeguards can help you load and unload them. Must have a large vehicle, preferably an SUV. They are LARGE tents!
This is a certified position. Must have 1 year Stroke & Turn experience and take the required courses. Works closely with Meet Referee and Meet Manager. Starts all events. They are responsible for sending the swimmers off the blocks and making sure each swimmer leaves on time. Controls the swimmers from the time the Meet Ref hands them over until the race begins.
Stroke & Turn Judge *
This is a certified position. Must attend a Stroke & Turn clinic and/or re-certify each year. Attending the clinics is the easiest way. Please see our calendar for details on the clinics and attend the one that works for you. Once certified please notify the Parent Delegate and Volunteer Coordinator.
Judges swimmers for conformance with swimming rules of the current stroke. If a violation is seen they notify the Meet Referee of a possible disqualification (DQ). Meet Referee makes final decision.
Head Timer *
Before the season they help install all the batteries and test all the stopwatches. At the end of the season they help take all the batteries out. At a Home Meet they are responsible for the Dolphin System stopwatches. They run the "Timers Meeting" before each home meet and make sure all the Timer Volunteers know what to do. They address any issues that may arise.
Stands at the end of the pool (best spot in the house!) and watches the swimmer in their lane. Stops their stopwatch when swimmer touches the wall. 3 timers per lane for accuracy. We use the “Dolphin System” which automatically starts the timers so only need to hit “stop.” There is a brief training before each meet. It is a very easy job but if you want more information you can go here: "Timer Instructions"