FAST Meet Support Information
2011-2012 Meet Support Requirements
Senior, Presenior, Blue, White, Platinum- 11 sessions
Gold, Silver- 8 sessions
Precompetitive, Senior II- None, unless swimmer participates in meets. Then sessions are accured at a rate of 1 session per meet.
Meet Support FAQ
2011-2012 Current Meet Support Coordinator
How can we check our meet support balance?
To see how many hours of meet support you have, login to your FAST account on the FAST web site. Click the My Invoice/Payment link on the left, the click the Volunteer Hours tab. Your balance should be listed.
See below for a brief description of the duties for the various meet support positions that must be filled at FAST hosted swim meets or for team events and administration.
Announces opening of warm ups, start of meet, first call/last call and any general information to the public during the meet. Must arrive 15 minutes prior to warm ups.
Places results stickers on awards and either distributes ribbons to the swimmers during the meet or deposits ribbons in designated team bags for distribution to team coaches following the meet.
Clerk of Course
Clerk of Course Checklist
Receives, cuts and organizes lane timer sheets, processes add/scratch sheets for swimmers, accepts money owed for meet entry fees, and lines up young swimmers into their correct heats. Must arrive ½ hour prior to warm ups.
Enters relay teams and deck seeded swimmers into meet computer, compares timer sheets to console printouts to verify swimmer times and makes adjustments as necessary on meet computer, posts results at meet, prints award labels for awards, provides meet results to coaches on disk or flash drive (provided by coaches). May be asked to help set up or take down computer area if working first or last session of meet.
Responsible for running the timing system during a meet session.
Meet Entry Chair
Responsible for accepting swimmer meet entries and processing them for a SINGLE meet.
Head Timer Checklist
Organizes clipboards and lane timer sheets. Distributes stop watches and lane timer sign up sheets. Gives instructions to timers before the start of the meet and provides back up times during the meet.
Responsible for arranging, planning, and presenting food, beverages and snacks for a SINGLE home meet. It is expected that the volunteer will attend all sessions of the meet and also serve as the Kitchen Manager for the meet. This position may be shared by Co-Hospitality Directors for any meet, and is highly recommended to be shared by Co-Hospitality Directors for larger meets.
Times each heat with a stop watch and pickle. Writes down times on lane timer sheets. Hands out heat winner coupons or ribbons when applicable. Lane timers must be 12 or older.
Coordinates sanctioning, planning, and running a SINGLE home meet. The Meet Director is required to be on site during each session of the meet. It is recommended that the Meet Director position be shared by Co-Meet Directors.
Sells programs during the meet. Must arrive ½ hour prior to warm ups.
Collects lane timer sheets after each event and delivers to the computer table. Must be 12 years or older.
Safety DIrector Checklist
Monitors swim meet for accidents and misconduct of swimmers, coaches or general public.
Team Administration/Event Positions
Each FAST special event requires a coordinator. Special events include the Fall Picnic, Annual Swim-A-Thon, Spring Banquet, and Summer Travel Meet.
Meet Support Coordinator/Assistant
Responsible for securing meet support volunteers for all home meets during the season. The Assistant works with the Meet Support Coordinator to secure meet support volunteers for all home meets during the season.
Web Site Manager
Manages, updates, and maintains all information on the FAST web site.