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Volunteer Information

Wynfield Waves swimteam is a volunteer run organization.  We need your support and can not provide a great swim experience for your children if you do not volunteer.

If your child is a regular meet swimmer- you are required to work 3 regular meets.
If your child is a speedy meet swimmer ONLY- you are required to work 2 speedy meets and one regular meet.

NEW THIS YEAR- if your child swims at Champs 2017, you will be required to work one shift at Champs meet.

Click HERE to sign up!

Parent Volunteer Positions Description

Starter/Announcer* – Upon receiving clearance from Head Timer, the starter will instruct the swimmers to “Take Your Mark”. The starter will also determine whom, if anyone is charged with a false start. The starter will work with the Clerk of Course to expedite the meet by combining heats as appropriate.

Clerk of Course – Will be provided with a list of all swimmers for each event showing the order in which they swim. All scratches will be reported here. One person will be needed to arrange the swimmers in heats so that each heat is ready to go to the starting positions. Another person is needed to lead each heat to the starting positions.

Stroke & Turn Judge* – Will ensure that all swimmers are swimming according to the rules in US Swimming. Stroke judges will have the power to disqualify swimmers who do not comply with those rules. One should have previously been a stroke judge or a swimmer and should attend a clinic to qualify for this position. You must have prior stroke and turn experience or completed 2 meets as an apprentice and completed required clinic before qualifying for this position.

Stroke & Turn Apprentice - Works with Stroke & Turn Judge to learn the process. This position requires a training clinic prior to becoming an apprentice. This position is limited to 2 times per person. After completing 2 meets, you will be considered a Stroke & Turn Judge.

Timers – Will begin timing when the buzzer goes off and stop the watch when the swimmer touches the wall with any part of the body. The timer does not determine the legality of the start or finish, only the start and stop time.

Runner –Will take the cards/sheets from the timers and DQ slips from stroke and turn and take them to the scorer’s table.

Head Timer – Will be equipped with a whistle to signal the starter that the timers are ready. The head timer will also start a watch on every race in case a timer fails to start their water or has a watch failure. The head timer’s watch will then be put in the place of the timer’s failed watch.

Child Gatherer – Assists the Clerk of Course. Will be provided with a list of all swimmers for all events in the order in which they swim. They will gather the swimmers, arrange them in the order they will swim and take them to the Clerk of Course.

Child/Heat Walker - Assists the Clerk of Course by bringing the swimmers to the block.

Relay Coordinator - Responsible for gathering the children and getting them to the block for relays only.

Computers* – Works prior to the meet to setup the meet, during the meet to input times of swimmers, print ribbon labels and score the meet. You must have been a computer apprentice for 2 meets before you can qualify for this position.

Computer Apprentice - Works with computer volunteer to learn the process of running and scoring the meet. This position is limited to 2 times per person. After completing 2 meets, you will be considered a computer novice.

Concession Server – Works prior to and during the meet to set-up, sell and clean-up concessions.

Ribbon Distributor – Presents heat ribbons to swimmers.

Ribbon Labeler - Works during the meet to label the award ribbons for the Waves team. All ribbons need to be labeled and returned to a coach or committee member by the end of the meet.

*Requires prior training before you can qualify for this position.

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