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Timer and Dragon Tamer Specifics


  • Arrive at the swimmers' designated time listed in team communications.
  • Check in and receive a timer lanyard and manual stopwatch.  Each lane will have two timers; each timer will have a stopwatch.  One timer per lane will pick up a clipboard with a heat sheet and pen.
  • The Dolphin timing system will be used at home meets and some away meets. There will always be two hand timers per lane (either one manual and one Dolphin OR two manual).
  • ALWAYS write each swimmer's time (from manual stopwatch) on the heat sheet AND verify the swimmer's name.
  • BE AWARE to start the stopwatch with the starter and stop the stopwatch when the first body part (hand, arm, elbow, head) of the swimmer touches the wall.
  • ALWAYS attend the JUDGES/TIMER MEETING at ~5:30 pm in CPSD Clubhouse. Important timing information will be announced and lane assignments will be provided. 
  • During the 6 and under events, timers line up on the side of the pool closest to their assigned lane.
  • During the 7/8 and 9/10 events, timers will remain at the end of the pool away from the blocks.
  • During the 11 and ups events, timers remain at the starting end of the pool where the blocks are located.


Dragon Tamer

  • Arrive at volunteer check-in at the designated time in team communication
  • At check-in make sure you are given: Clipboard with heat sheet and swimmer list, lanyard with job title, pen, highlighter, and sharpie.
  • Bring with you a chair and water bottle 
  • Please remember that you are under the tent to:
    • Use a Sharpie to write each swimmer's last name vertically down the LEFT arm and write their assigned number horizontally across the RIGHT arm
    • Line the kids up for their events prior to the kid pusher arriving to bring them to the ready bench area (the chairs behind the blocks). This needs to be done when the age group in front of you is out of their tent and about to be in the ready bench area.
    • Help the kids to the bathroom as needed
    • Keep the tent area clean of trash
    • Answer questions
    • Remember that parents are not allowed in the tent area. It is way too crowded for them to be there and distracting to swimmers. 
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