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Volunteer Roles

Meet Administration (Deck Jobs) - Jobs needed to run “A” or “B” meets

Certified Referee: The Certified Referee is the final arbiter of all decisions and questions during the conduct of the meet. MCSL training is needed for this job.

Certified Starter:The Certified Starter gives starting signal for each race. MCSL training is needed for this job.

Certified Stroke &Turn Judge: The Certified Judge determines whether the swimmers perform their strokes, turns and finishes in accordance with the prescribed rules. MCSL training is needed for this job.

Meet Set-Up: Sets up the sound system for the home meets.

Announcer: The Announcer should be aware of each event as it is swum. He/She can begin announcing the next event shortly after the last swimmer in the previous event has touched the wall.

Clerk of CourseEnsures each swimmer is in the proper heat/lane. 

Head Timer: Experienced timer needed. Provides introduction to all timers prior to meet. Runs two stopwatches for each heat in case any timer's watch fails.

Timers: Times the swimmers in the assigned lane and records times.

RunnersGathers timecards and DQ slips and "runs" them from lanes to Automation.

Computer Operator: Types the times into the computer and operates the program during the meet, making the data changes to reflect the scratch meeting.

Scorer: Receives the time sheets from the runner and puts them in lane order, staples any DQ card to the appropriate sheet (making sure the DQ has been signed by the referee), and double checks the official time.

Verifiers: Read the times to the computer operator and check the results from the computer after each event against the timer sheets to be sure the times were entered accurately.

Ribbon Writers: Affix the ribbon labels to the ribbons.

Social Events & Team Functions

Swim-A-Thon and Pancake Breakfast Chair:Coordinate the Annual July 4th Swim-A-Thon to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in memory of Clare Schmidt.

Swim Banquet Chair: Coordinate the season-end banquet. May include finding someone to organize and run the slide show, recruiting volunteers to collect money and set up/clean up, arranging catering, securing a rain-date location for the banquet, etc.

Griller(s): Prepare the burgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers for home “A” meets.

Pep Rally Coordinator: Plan Palisades Pep Rallies and organize volunteers.

Spirit Wear Sales: Order and sell Palisades t-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, and other spirit wear at social events and home meets.

Webmaster: Maintain team web site.

A-Meet Representatives: Represent the Palisades at MCSL functions and A-meets; help hire coaches; and make day-to-day decisions regarding the running of the team, including overall management of volunteers and coaches.

B-Meet Representatives: Coordinate B-meets and ensure smooth running of B-meets.

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