What To Do: A Guide For Parents on Gala Duty Rota

Parents with competitive swimmers, can expect to be rostered for Gala Duty, either as a Team Manager or a Time Keeper. Here are guidelines for the duties and the role of the Team Manager.

• Check attendance of swimmers before the gala starts.

• Be aware of any medical needs of the swimmers.

• Liaise between both Club and Gala officials.

• Supervise Fermoy team members while poolside for the full duration of the gala, which includes warm-up and lunch time.

• Hand in Scratch Sheets to the Gala Organisers before the start of the gala.

• Collect Heat Sheets and make sure each swimmer knows their event, heat and lane.

• Ensure that each swimmer lines up for their event in a timely manner.

• Check the Result Sheets to see if swimmers have qualified for finals.

• Only the Team Manager / Club Coach is permitted to make representations to the Gala Organisers on behalf of a Club member.

• If there are any incidents at the Gala, submit a written report to the Club Committee.

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