Volunteer Job Descriptions
Timer: Is responsible for timing one lane. Working this job gives you one of the best viewing areas in the house! This job only requires starting and stopping a stopwatch and recording the time on a time card.
Runner: Gathers the cards/papers from the timers and DQ slips from the officials after each race or page of times and takes them to the scorer's table. No actual running required. Allows for movement and hiding in the shade between events.
Ribbons: Placing name, race, time labels on ribbons. This is a great job for someone who prefers a job that allows you to sit down while working.
Finish Judge: Record, first, second, & third, place finishes of each “live” event. No officials' training required. You just need eyes. Excellent view of all races from the edge of the pool!
Official (Starter/Stroke and Turn): Must have certification. Determines if swimmers are swimming the strokes "legally."
Concession Stand: Helps organize, sell, and sometimes cook items at our stand. Working the concession stand is like working at a convenience store, except it’s much more social and fun! Where else does pasta salad sound tasty at 9am?
Meet set-up & tear down: Sounds like a lot of work and it is, but many hands make light work! Bonus: you get to see what's really in the Flamingo Room! Oooohhh!!
Computers: Connecting wires, running Meet Manager, double-checking the timing system, and scoring the meet. If you really want to know what’s going on, this is the place to be.
Swimmer Line-up: Lining up swimmers that are ages 10 and under for their events. Volunteering here is a great way to get to know all our wonderful swimmers. This is a great job for someone who has younger swimmers!
Announcer: Sit high atop the pool in a comfy lifeguard chair while you attempt to pronounce the names of 100+ swimmers. You'll know for sure that your own kid's name is correct! Plus, free water!