Age Group Bullpen Parents – (# needed is up to each team) Age Group Bullpen Parents are responsible for sending (8 & under, 10 & under) or taking (6 & under) swimmers in their assigned group to the main bullpen, the area where the swimmers are lined up for their event. Swimmers report to the Age Group Bullpen Parents 4 events ahead of their scheduled event. Bullpen Parents send the swimmers to the Bullpen Coordinator 3 events ahead of their event. Age Group Bullpen Parents are not babysitters. Parents need to supervise their younger children at the swim meets.
Clerk of Course – (1 from home team) One Clerk of Course is needed for each home meet. The Clerk of Course is responsible for the final check of the swimmers behind the blocks using the final heat sheet.
Finish Judge – (1 from each team) Responsible for determining the finish order of each heat. The Finish Judges compare results with each other. If they are in agreement, the finish order decision is reported to the Finish Judge Recorder who records the order on the official UK Judge’s Form. In the event of a dispute, the Starter will resolve conflicts and ties if they were able to see the end of the race.
Finish Judge Recorder – (1 from home team) Receives UK Finish Judge Form from Clerk of Course and records reported finish order agreed upon by Finish Judges.
Timers – (1 for each team’s own lanes) Timers are responsible for timing their own swimmers in their lanes for all events/heats. The timers record the times on the Timer’s Form.
Runner – (1 for each meet) – Responsible for moving forms around the pool during the meet. Also may be called upon to validate times that may not look correct.
Computer Operator (2 for each meet) Responsible for entering both team’s times and the judges’ finish order decisions for every heat. Double checks that the finish order in Hy-Tek reflects correctly the finish order on the Judges’ Form.
Ribbon Puller/Writer – (1 from each team) ** Is responsible for pulling ribbons for each heat and lane and placing the printed label on it.