With Swimmingly, volunteering is fun!
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know all the meet day tips for volunteers
(1) Download the Swimmingly® App
Have the Swimmingly® App downloaded onto your device prior to the meet. If you already have the Swimmingly® App downloaded make sure it is version 9! Please note you only need to use the Swimmingly® App if you will be volunteering as a Starter, Timer, Stroke & Turn Judge, or Scorekeeper.
(2) Make sure your device is fully charged
Charge your device fully before arriving at the pool.
Pro Tip 1: Bring a portable charger to the meet to keep your device charged and ready to volunteer
Pro Tip 2: If your phone is low on charge, you can keep the charge longer if you (1) exit out of all other apps on your phone, and (2) reduce your Brightness level on your phone!
(3) Wear Sunscreen
Protect your skin in the summer sun with a high SPF sunscreen. Bring extra to reapply!
(4) Wear a hat
Hopefully the host team provides shade, but just in case, shade your face with a hat. Bonus points if you rep your swim team!
(5) Watch the Swimmingly® training videos
There will be plenty of other volunteers that can help you during your volunteer shift. However, you can always prepare ahead of time!
Check out these Help Center articles for best practices for Timers:
Check out these tutorials for Swimmingly Volunteers:
We hope these tips help you have a fantastic volunteering experience at your next swim meet!