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Clerk of Course: Line the swimmers up on benches prior to their races in a designated area of the pool so that they are ready for their events. Make sure swimmers are at the starting blocks at the appropriate time for their races.

Stroke/Turn Judge: Works with other team's stroke/turn judges at each meet to ensure that stroke protocols are being followed by swimmers. Requires some training. (4 needed per meet)

Head Timer: Ensures all timers are ready. Signals to Event Starter that everyone is ready. Starts two backup stopwatches to be used in the event of a malfunction. (2 needed per home meet)

Timer: Use a stopwatch in assigned lanes to determine the finish times in the races. Timers work in teams of two with at least one timer from each team in each lane. One timer records both stopwatch times on the lane sheets for each swimmer in the lane. (12 timers needed per meet)

Runner: Takes race results information from timers to scorers table. Also obtains any disqualification forms from Stroke Judges and discreetly gives to scorer. (2 needed per home meet)

Computer Entry: Enters swimmers times into software program and prints the ribbons. Requires some training. (2 needed per meet)

Event Starter: Starts the races and is responsible for keeping the meet running efficiently. Requires some training.

Concession Assistants: Assists the concession coordinator by maintaining the concession area during the meets. They may also assist with setup/take down.

Hospitality: Distribute pre-purchased snacks and drinks to all volunteers during swim meets.

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