Timekeeper. Timing measures the swimmer’s performance, by accurately determining the time it takes each swimmer to cover the distance of the event. Final placement of the swimmer in each event is determined by their times and their finishing order.
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Timing measures the swimmer’s performance, by accurately determining the time it takes each swimmer to cover the distance of the event.
Final placement of the swimmer in each event isdetermined by their times and their finishing order.
Therefore, precision and accuracyare important for Timekeepers.
Reporting for Gala Duty
*Have 2 pens, arrive 30 minutes before start of gala,sign in to referee, then report to Chief Timekeeper!
Allocation of Dutiesand Equipment
Procedures for Reporting a Time
Determining an Official Time
Tips for Timekeepers
Check the lane/heat/event
Check the swimmer’s name on the timecard or start sheet
Avoid the top of the timing pad if the AOE is in operation
Only give information tothe Chief Timekeeperor the referee
Refer any questions to the Chief Timekeeper
Don’t cheer or coach swimmers during a race
Check relay team lines and swimmers are in the given order
Do not divulge the time to the swimmer
Know the distance of the event
Record the watch accurately
Is Timekeeping differentat a Disability Event?
Under International Paralympic Committee Rules (SM 2.9.2) –
Each Timekeeper shall start his watch at the starting signal, and shall stop it when the swimmer in their lane has completed the race.
Timekeepers maybe instructed by the Chief Timekeeper to record times at intermediate distances in races longer than 100 metres.