Referee/Head Meet Official
The referee runs the meet and makes decisions based on the touch turn / stroke judge recommendations. The referee will declare swimmer disqualifications and record them on the event timing sheet. The referee should work with the starter to keep the meet pace on time. The referee will run the judges meeting before the meet starts and will work until the last heat.
Set-up and Take-down
Prepare the pool area for the meet (6:15am Saturday meets or 4:15pm weekday meets) and restores area back to pre-meet conditions after each meet. Will be responsible for setting up ez-ups for each ready bench area and age group areas, caution barriers around wading pool, trash bags/cans around ready benches, yellow lane towels, scoring, starter and flip chart.
**Volunteers must have completed the WHALe League Judge Clinic Certification for Starter. Must complete training before you can sign up for this position.** This volunteer works the entire home meet and announces the events and signals the start of each heat. The Starter is responsible for charging false starts to swimmers. The Starter will use a starting device, and only whistle in the event of a device failure
Use the manual stopwatch to time swimmers. There will be 1 timer per lane. The manual timer will need to be started at the starter's signal and will need to stop the timer when the swimmer reaches the wall. The timer will record the swimmer's time on a timing sheet after each heat. This timing sheet will be handed down to the end of the pool at the end of each event for official recording.