Open Meets are an important way for any Swimming Club to generate income. Listed below are the roles, other than officials, required in order to efficiently run a competitve swimming event at any level. The more helpers the less work for all concerned, please support your swimmers and club.
Promoter: Has overall responsibility for the running of the meet and ensuring that License conditions are complied with.
Recorders: Record the places and times from each event, either manually or from the electronic timing system. Arrange the Finalists where required.
Announcer: Announce results after they have been recorded, provide safety announcements and any other relevant information. Can also provide running commentary during races.
Warm up Marshalls: Supervise the pool and swimmers during warm up, principally to ensure correct lane rotation and continuity of swimming. Not responsible for coaching.
Poolside Stewards: Arranges the swimmers in each event into appropriate heats according to the start list and supervise the conduct of competitors.
Runner: Relay start lists to the officials, and results to the Announcer and Medal Table.
Medal Table: On confirmation of results hand out medals to swimmers.
Refreshments: Provide pre-meet and poolside drinks to officials and helpers. For meets with more than one session, arrange buffet.
Door: Take entry fee from spectators. Potentially also sell meet programmes and/or raffle tickets.
Fundraiser: Gathers sponsorship for the programmes, sorts raffle tickets and prizes