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Job Points

Volunteering is important for our swim team to be successful. Each family must fulfill a minimum of 12 job points in a season.

Job points may vary depending on the meet and more jobs may be added when needs are identified. In general jobs are worth the following points:

4 Points

  • Officials: Referee, Starter, Chief Judge, Stroke & Turn Judge
  • Computer Operator
  • Head Timer, Assistant Head Timer

3 Points

  • Official Training Clinic, Officials Shadowing
  • Automation Shadowing, Automation Assistants (Verifier/Scorer)
  • Timer, Clerk of Course, Runner
  • Grill Master
  • Volunteer Check-in with Hospitality Tent

2 Points

  • Concessions
  • Ribbons
  • Pep Rally Support

1 Point

  • Set Up, Clean Up
  • Purchase and delivery of needed items
  • Volunteer Check-in at Away Meets
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Job Descriptions

OFFICIALS (certification required) — We are always in need of MCSL Certified Officials. You do not need to be a swimmer yourself to be an effective official. MCSL provides free training for meet officials, which is a great way to learn more about the sport while supporting your swimmer! Every A and B meet require a Referee, Starters, and Stroke & Turn Judges.  Information on becoming a certified official can be found on the MCSL website

AUTOMATION (Computer Operator / Verifier / Scorer) — Automation is responsible for entering race times, scoring the meet, producing and posting results, producing ribbon labels, and finally reporting results to the division automation liaison. Automation volunteers sit in the shade on the deck of the pool. Computer Operator requires minimal training. The Verifier and Scorer require no training. 

TIMER — Will use a stop watch to accurately time the swimmer in their assigned lane from start to finish. Will record all the times on the time card and hand to head timer or runner. There are 3 timers in Every Lane. Head / Assistant Head Timers are experienced timers that act as a backup for timers if lane timers experience technical mishaps during races.

CLERK OF COURSE — Assist in checking in swimmers prior to their event and instruct them as to which lane and heat they will swim. They will also direct the swimmers to the staging area to await their events. This is also a great way to get to know all the swimmers.

RUNNER — Collects the time sheets/cards from the head timer or timers and turns them in to automation. Will also collect the DQ slips and turn them in to automation. 

CONCESSIONS — Sells food, drink and team spirit wear at all home meets throughout the season. The proceeds from the concessions sales go directly to the team to support operations.

RIBBONS — Prepares the ribbons for swimmers by attaching labels (received from automation) to the appropriate ribbon. Ensures that each team receives their award ribbons at the end of the meet. 

SETUP and CLEANUP — Responsible for setting up equipment at the pool prior to the meet and breaking down the equipment after the meet. Will move tables, chairs, etc.

ANNOUNCER — Will announce the events of the swim meet and the swimmers, when swimmers need to go to Clerk of Course to check in for their race, when timers need to move to the opposite end of the pool, announces any records, All‐Star times and score of the meet. 

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