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Dual Meet Job Descriptions

Certified Positions:

Referee - The Referee is the final arbiter of all decisions and questions during the meet and has full authority over all officials, assigning and instructing them. The referee must be thoroughly familiar with all applicable RSL rules, all meet procedures and duties of all officials. (Two for Home Meets only)

Stroke and Turn Judges - Stroke and Turn Judges determine whether the swimmers perform their strokes and turns in accordance with the prescribed rules of RSL. (Eight for Away and Home Meets)

Starter - The Starter has complete control over the swimmers from the time the Referee signals the start of the race until after a fair start has been achieved. He/She calls the swimmers to their starting positions and to "take their mark" and indicates if any false starts have occurred. (Two for Home Meets only)

Head Timer - The Head Timer makes sure all timers are in place and ready for each heat, communicates with the Head Judge and acts as 3rd timer when a timer's watch malfunctions. (Two for Home Meets only)

Clerk of Course - All swimmers report to the Clerk of Course for their event. The Clerk of Course organizes the swimmers according to lane assignments and makes sure they have their time cards to be given to timers. He/She arranges with the Announcer to call the events with adequate time intervals. The Clerk of Course also records "scratched" swimmers. (Two for Away and Home Meets)

Scorer - Enters all times using Meet Manager software for each event. They record disqualifications and print out meet results, meet reports, and labels for placement on ribbons. (Two for Away and Home Meets)

Non-Certified Positions:

Timer - Three timers are required per lane (nine from each team). One timer per lane logs each swimmer's time on their entry card. Stopwatches are provided; timer training is held prior to each meet. (Nine for Away and Home Meets)

Assistant Clerk of Course - The Assistant Clerk of Course will help assign swimmers to lanes and monitor the swimmers' whereabouts. (Four for Away and Home Meets)

Runner - The runner collects the time sheets/cards from the timers and turns them in to the computer operators. (Four for Home Meets)

Announcer (experience helpful) - This person announces all the events for the meet as well as all check-ins to the Clerk of Course. Works closely with the Starter to keep the meet running. (One for Home Meets only)

Safety Marshall - The Safety Marshall walks around the pool, deck, bathrooms, etc. to be sure that there are no hazards. Also provides water bottles to volunteers. (One for Home Meets only)

Data Checker - Aids score by double-checking data entry. (Two for Away and Home Meets)

Circler - Determines each swimmers' time from their event card for data entry. (Two for Away and Home Meets)

Ribbon/Award Clerk - Ribbon volunteer will attach "Placement" stickers for each event onto the ribbons during the meet. Also responsible for sorting and organizing the ribbons as they are generated. (One for Away and Home Meets)


Concessions - Runs the concession stand during home swim meets. (Eight for Home Meets)

Grill Master - Cooks hamburgers and hotdogs on the 8-burner stainless steel gas grill! (Two for Home Meets)


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