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    Parent Participation

    CONSOLE OPERATOR – Sit at the scorekeepers table and monitor times and score meet.  Must attend a WHALe clinic each season to attain certification for console operator prior to working this position.

    RUNNER - Collect swimmers timing slips from timers. Give time cards to console operator.

    READY BENCH PARENT – Great job for parents with small children that are swimmers. You are responsible for getting all the swimmers in your group together and lined up in the correct order at the end of the pool for their races. Please arrive 30 minutes early before the swim meet begins to pick up heat sheets, which outline the order of races. The head coach must be notified 15 minutes before the meet starts of any swimmers that have not shown up. No changes can be made after this time limit.

    TIMERS - You will sit at the end of the pool and record swimmers times. Please arrive at the meet 15 minutes early before the swim meet begins to pick up stopwatches and clip boards and attend a timer meeting. Children are not allowed with you at the end of the pool, but you will always have the best seat in the house!!.

    STROKE JUDGE OR TOUCH-TURN JUDGE - Stand at poolside and watch swimmers for incorrect strokes, touch, or turns. Must pay close attention and complete an online training course (takes about an hour) to attain a 2-year certification prior to working this position.

    CONCESSIONS (Home meet only) – Work shifts selling food and drinks. We will not be able to provide concessions for our swim team without your assistance. This is a major fundraiser.

    SET UP/CLEAN UP – Help set up tents for the swimmers as well as concessions before the meets or help take down tents, pick up trash, etc. after meet. This should only take approximately 15 minutes.

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