MEET MANAGEMENT

MEET POSITIONS

The key to running a smooth and successful meet is a proper understanding and training of volunteers to work at meets.  This is a great way to meet and work with your neighbors.

 

Parents of Lochmere swimmers who participate in Time Trials are requested to volunteer for a position.  This is a great way to learn the various positions available.  All families are also required to work at 3 meets (1 Away and 2 Home).  Also if a swimmer participates in any special meets, the family is also requested to work.

 

Every open position is easily learned, usually requires no prior experience, and you don't have to do it alone. Teams are responsible for having their respective positions filled for each meet, either home or away.

 

 

Position  Duties  When Needed
Meet Director/Program Manager Assures all meet positions are filled for home meets and serves as focal point for operational issues before, during and after meets.  This person is familiar with swim meet procedures and is in constant contact with the TSA Reps.  HOME AND AWAY MEETS
Announcer Communicates to swimmers, officials, and observers over the public address system. Welcomes the visiting team to the pool,,announces the officials for the evening, calls each event so the meet flows smoothly, and announces team scores throughout the evening.  HOME MEETS ONLY
Starter  The starter has complete control of swimmers delivered to the starting blocks by the clerk of the course. The starter uses the commands "step up" (or "step in the water" for backstroke), "Timers and judges ready", announce the distance and stroke or relay event, 'Takeyour mark", press the starting device button. This position remains stationary at the starting end of the pool. HOME MEETS ONLY
Clerk of Course

Lines up our swimmers at the starting blocks in the order that they swim. The announcer calls for each gender/age group for each event to report to the Clerk of Course. The Clerk of Course will organize the swimmers according to the event sheets and lineup prepared in advance by the coach. The Clerk of Course will get to meet all the swimmers and give them a word of encouragement as they line up to swim.

HOME AND AWAY MEETS
Stroke and Turn Judge

Observes the main event swimmers looking for disqualifying motions. These judges must learn what to look for and disqualify swimmers in point-scoring events who commit violations. Heats are not judged. This judge stands on the side of the pool. Each S&T Judge is required to attend a TSA two-hour class. 

HOME AND AWAY MEETS
Recorder

Completes event sheets for each main event by recording the order of finish and times according to the place judges. 

HOME MEETS ONLY
Place Judge/Timer

Observes the finish order for the point-scoring heats (main events). First and second place judges use stopwatch to maintain pool records. You’ll communicate the finish results to the recorder. Timers time all events. Timers record times for all swimmers in their assigned lanes.Place judges have no duties during non-scoring heats. You will be moving about the pool deck throughout the meet. 

EACH TEAM PROVIDES 3 TIMERS AND 3 JUDGES FOR EACH MEET
Runner 

Takes event sheets from the recorder and disqualification sheets from stroke and turn judges and carries them to the scorer's table.The runner must deliver the sheets directly to the scorer's table and not allow coaches or other interested parties to see them in transit. This is a mobile position (wear comfortable shoes).

HOME AND AWAY MEETS
Scorer 

Keeps a running total of points earned by each team. Scorers from each team work together. other team's scorer. You will receive results for each main event and give 5 points to first place, 3 points to second, and 1 point to third (relays received points for first place only). You use a preprinted scoring sheet that is easy to understand. You will be seated at the scoring table. A sheet explaining scoring will be available at each meet.

HOME AND AWAY MEETS
Ribbon Writer

Records the swimmer's name and event on the back of each place ribbon. You will receive the results on the main event sheets after the scorer has recorded the necessary information. You will have a supply of ribbons, a roster for each team and you sit at the ribbon table. You do not pass these ribbons out to swimmers. The coach will do that following the meet or at the next practice. 

HOME AND AWAY MEETS
Kid Pushers

Supervises an age group of boys or girls during the meet and delivers swimmers to the Clerk of Course according to the meet lineup sheets prepared in advance by the coach showing each swimmer's events.  You will be responsible for making sure all swimmers in your group have their swimmer number written on the arm where it will be visible to the Timers. You will be moving about the pool deck, primarily between the team sitting area and the starting end. 

HOME AND AWAY MEETS
Heat Judge

Passes out ribbons to heat swimmers (10 & Under) and commends them as they come out of the water. The winner receives a Heat Winner ribbon and all other swimmers in that heat receive a Participation Ribbon. You will be located at the finish end of the pool.

HOME MEETS ONLY
Concessions 

Sets up and operates concession stand at home meets. This position involves some pre-meet preparation.

HOME MEETS ONLY

Pool Hours

Wed Jun 28 @ 9:00AM - 08:00PM
Lochwood Lap Pool
Wed Jun 28 @11:00AM - 08:00PM
Lochwood Main Pool
Wed Jun 28 @12:00PM - 08:00PM
Highlands Pool
Thu Jun 29 @ 6:00AM - 08:00AM
Early Morning Lap Swimming At Lochwood Lap Pool
Thu Jun 29 @ 9:00AM - 08:00PM
Lochwood Lap Pool
Thu Jun 29 @11:00AM - 08:00PM
Lochwood Main Pool