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1 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 1 Clerk of Course & Marshal June, 2006

2 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 2 Today Role of Clerk of Course Location Responsibilities Scratches Relays Meet Routine Marshal Role Routine Seeding Questionnaire – 15 minutes Review (answers)

3 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 3 Clerk of Course Referee Starter Chief Timer Assistant Chief Timer { { { { { { Timers Strokes And Turns Marshalling Area Chief Finish Judge Recorder/Scorer Marshall

4 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 4 Clerk of Course Referee Starter Chief Timer Assistant Chief Timer { { { { { { Timers Strokes And Turns Marshalling Area Chief Finish Judge Recorder/Scorer Clerk of Course Marshall

5 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 5 Referee Assistant Chief Timer { { { { { { Timers Strokes And Turns Clerk of Course Marshalling Area Chief Finish Judge Recorder/Scorer Located on Deck Assisted by Marshals Purpose is to, Run/manage an effective Meet Efficient dispersal of cards Reasonable marshalling of swimmers Sets the tone for the Meet Marshall

6 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 6 Referee Assistant Chief Timer { { { { { { Timers Strokes And Turns Clerk of Course Marshalling Area Chief Finish Judge Recorder/Scorer Intent of Seeding? To ensure that no swimmer is more than half a pool away from the fastest swimmer in the heat. Marshall

7 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 7 Clerk of Course Responsibilities Assign swimmers to lane positions Appoint assistants If pre-seeded ensure correct positions Inform swimmers of heat and lane Scratch swimmers who fail to marshal when called Combine heats (if instructed by the Referee) Police the working deck Report swimmers to the referee for undisciplined acts Receive the official relay teams from team officials

8 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 8 Clerk of Course Responsibilities (continued) Advise Referee when swimmers assembled Check swimmers into marshalling area Control swimmers from check-in until turned over to the Referee Inform the Referee of the number of heats and swimmers in each heat Inform the Referee of any SWAD who may need extra time

9 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 9 Clerk of Course Responsibilities (continued) Ensure Finalists (A) are present before turning over Consolation (B) finalists to the Referee Reseed (if necessary) from Consolation(B) when Finalist does not appear Scratches – CSW 3.6.1, 3.6.2, 3.6.3, 3.6.4, SNC 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 CSW 3.6.1: Once entered in an event in non- designated meets, a swimmer who is not an alternate for that event may only withdraw or “scratch” from that event without penalty according to rules set down by the PS or written in the meet information package

10 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 10 Clerk of Course Responsibilities (continued) CSW 3.6.2 HEATS: The scratch deadline without penalty shall normally be thirty (30) minutes after the previous night’s finals or the night before day 1 of the meet for scratches for the whole meet, if so determined by the meet management. Scratch Deadlines shall be clearly stated in the Meet Information Package FINALS: The Scratch deadline without penalty shall normally be thirty (30) minutes after the conclusion of preliminary heats of the session immediately preceding the finals that day. Scratch deadlines and penalties intended (if any) shall be clearly stated in the Meet Information Package

11 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 11 Responsibilities (continued) TIME-FINAL EVENTS: For individual events of relays that are Timed Finals, the Scratch Deadlines shall be listed in the Meet Information package CSW 3.6.3: Failure by a swimmer to scratch in accordance with this rule (CSW 3.6), constitutes a late scratch, and shall result in the offending swimmer being scratched from all remaining events, including relays, scheduled for that day. CSW 3.6.4: Name change’ deadlines for relays should be stated in the meet information and announced at the Coaches TECHNICAL meeting CSW 3.6.5: Late or deck entries may be allowed at the discretion of the Meet Manager and shall be classified as exhibition swims.

12 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 12 Scratches, Substitutions & Penalties SNC 3.1: Scratches without penalties may be made by depositing the scratch card of the swimmer or team for that event in the scratch box no later than the scratch deadline set for that day’s events. SNC 3.2: Preliminaries (Scratch Deadlines for Individual Events and Relays) a) For individual events and relays having heats and finals, the scratch deadline for preliminaries shall be stated in the meet information package. Subsequent scratches or “no- shows” throughout the meet simply create empty lanes, as there shall be no further re-seeding for preliminary heats. b) Relay “name changes” shall be accepted each day up to 30 minutes before the start of relays

13 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 13 Responsibilities (continued) SNC 3.3 Finals a) The ”initial” Scratch Deadline shall be 30 minutes following the end of heats each day. b) The ”Last” Scratch Deadline without penalty for both A & B finals shall be 30 minutes prior to the start of the Finals session that day. However. there shall be no re-seeding to include scratches made after the ”Initial” Scratch Deadline as stated in SNC 3.3 (a); c) SNC 3.3 (b) shall only apply providing: i) The Referee, the coach and/or alternate for the event scheduled has been notified of the impending scratch by the coach of the swimmer who scratched; ii) The alternate has reported to the Clerk of the Course and is prepared to swim the event; (the Alternate shall be placed in the lane of the scratched swimmer as re-seeding shall not take place);

14 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 14 Responsibilities (continued) SNC 3.3 Finals d. Time Final Events: Unless the deadline is stated otherwise in the Meet Information, the “Last” Scratch Deadline without penalty for Time Final events shall be 15 minutes prior to the start of the Preliminary session on the day the event is scheduled to begin. Psych Sheets will be seeded after this deadline (for relays following a 1500m event, the Last scratch deadline shall be at the beginning of the 1500m event) Penalties for late scratches will apply as stated in SNC 3.4 e. Note: For Time Final events, the top 8 swimmers in Individual events or top 8 Relay teams seeded to swim in the fastest heat in finals, (which may be scheduled to swim on another day), are still bound by the “Last” Scratch Deadline as stated in SNC 3.3 (d)

15 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 15 Penalties SNC 3.4 Penalties (for Finals only at SNC Designated Meets) Penalties for Scratches made after the “Last” Scratch Deadline shall be: 1. A $50 Fee assessment penalty. This penalty shall apply to all step-downs, no-shows, and unexcused incomplete swims for Finals only. (Such unexcused incomplete swims shall be so determined by the Referee). 2. The offending swimmer shall, be automatically scratched from all remaining events, including relays scheduled that day: 3. All swimmers in the offending club assessed this penalty shall not be allowed to swim any other finals that day until the fee is paid. Note: In fairness to alternate swimmers, and as a courtesy to all other swimmers, coaches, officials, and meet management, it is expected that scratches will be submitted to the meet manager, clerk of course, or designate, prior to the Initial scratch deadline.

16 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 16 Clerk of Course Relays Finalized relay cards must be received at the time of ‘checking in’ with the Clerk of Course Once ‘checked in’ no changes may be made When more than one relay team advances to either Final(A) or Consolation(B) swimmers may be replaced by other eligible swimmers (provided the replacement was not the cause of a DQ in the same event)

17 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 17 Clerk of Course Pre-Meet Available 1 hour prior to start Time spent to, Become familiar with pool deck Check on scratch rules (SNC 3.1 – 3.4.) as well as the meet package Establish rigidity of marshalling Brief Marshals Receive scratch list from coaches Remove scratched swimmers entry cards Indicate on Clerk’s master heat sheet scratched swimmers

18 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 18 Clerk of Course Pre-Meet You will need, The meet invitation which provides the rules for the meet Copy of the heat sheet (may or may not be pre-seeded) Extra blank scratch sheets Extra blank entry cards Pencils, coloured pens/pencils and erasers Relay seeding slips if in use

19 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 19 Clerk of Course Pre-Meet Deck seeded Meets start seeding each event, Check the number of cards against the entries on the master heat sheet Seed the event according to whether it is a, Final or timed final Preliminary/semi-final Dual/tri-meet Cardless meets Any change from program involves correction of name on lane sheet Notify office and referee

20 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 20 Clerk of Course Pre-Meet For sprint events (25m Short Course or 50m in Long Course) which do not start at the ‘finish-end’, after seeding arrange the event by lane and hold cards for distribution to timekeepers (as opposed to swimmers). Here’s an Idea.. Create a duplicate(2) card for these ‘no turns’ events. Give one card to the swimmers Ensures lane assignment Just leave next to blocks (or have Marshal collect) Give one card to the Timers

21 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 21 Clerk of Course During the Meet Announce and/or post the events being marshalled. Technically the Clerk of Course is NOT required to post events being seeded. However, the posting of event numbers does facilitate marshalling.

22 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 22 Clerk of Course During the Meet Announce and/or post the events being marshalled. Lay an event out (seed). Mark the heat and lane numbers on cards Check that it is correct Hand out to swimmers Inform Referee and Starter of the number of heats and swimmers. Consult the Referee regarding combining heats. Cards of ‘no-shows’ are kept in a separate pile. Relay cards returned (previously sent out by Meet Management)

23 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 23 Clerk of Course Conclusion of Meet Turn balance of materials over to Meet Manager/Assistant Meet Manager If the session has involved preliminaries for finals, Remain for 30 minutes Receive all scratches for finals Bring to attention of Meet Manager

24 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 24 Marshal Assistant to the Clerk of Course Report at least 1 hour before start to handle scratches, deck entries and coaches scratch meeting Assist in “pulling scratches” from events in deck seeded meets Ensure scratches get to the office to be taken out of the computer Update your heat sheet

25 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 25 Marshal Assistant to the Clerk of Course Post numbers of events being marshaled In pre-seeded meet explain process In deck-seeded meet call out names of swimmers Determine if missing swimmers are scratches Distribute lane cards to Timekeepers when starts are at turning end of pool Assist in seeding if required

26 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 26 Marshal Assistant to the Clerk of Course Full control of the pool deck Directing swimmers to blocks Keeping coaches out of the marshalling area (use discretion) When authorized by the Clerk of Course shall, Scratch non-reporting swimmers Report undisciplinary swimmers (foul language, loud abrasive attitude, willful damage to pool) Assist in maintaining quiet and stillness on deck prior to starts When authorized shall report to referee

27 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 27 CSW 2.4.2.1: a) Shall be responsible for “checking in” swimmers at the marshaling area prior to each event; b) Shall have control of the swimmers from the time they are “checked in” until they are turned over to the referee; c) Shall have full charge of the working deck insofar as control of the swimmers is concerned. He/she shall report undisciplinary acts to the referee and shall make an infraction report to the referee of any swimmer who engages in an undisciplinary act while under his/her control d) Shall have the authority, if instructed by the referee, to scratch swimmers who fail to report to the marshaling area when their heat or event is called for marshaling; e) Shall seed swimmers in deck-seeded meets, inform swimmers of their heat and the lane assignments, and distribute time cards; f) In pre-seeded meets, he/she may be given the authority by the referee to combine heats and move swimmers from one heat to another

28 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 28 Marshal Assistant to the Clerk of Course Clean up the area you are working in Hand in all scratch cards, alternate cards and extra cards to Meet Manager

29 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 29 Seeding Process Preference is given to the faster swimmers and the middle lanes of a pool Order of heats is at the direction of the Meet Manager (Fastest- to-Slowest, Slowest-to-Fastest) Swimmers without entry times in Time Finals and Preliminary heats shall be ranked by draw and seeded last The smallest heat should be three swimmers With only two swimmers in a heat following scratches no changes are required except informing the Referee Swimmers with no Club affiliation (UNATTACHED) are not permitted to participate in relays Deck entry cards are coded as EXHIBITION A maximum of two(2) members of an Age Group relay team may come from lower age groups

30 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 30 Seeding Board Timed Finals 2 nd Last Last Heat 86543271 LANE Fastest2nd3rd4th5th6th8th7th 9th 12th 11th 10th Assume we have 12 Entries 1 st heat is the slowest Last heat is the fastest Known as HORIZONTALLY SEEDED

31 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 31 86543271 LANE Seeding Board Preliminaries Last Heat Fastest 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th12th 11th 10th 24th 23rd 22nd 21st 20th 19th 18th 17th 16th 15th 14th 13th Assume we have 24+ Entries Fastest 3 heats are always VERTICAL SEEDED Sometimes known as CIRCLE SEEDING All remaining heats are seeded as for Timed Finals 2 nd Last 3 rd Last

32 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 32 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 15 minutes. Role of Clerk of Course Location Responsibilities Scratches Relays Meet Routine Marshal Role Routine Seeding Questions before we begin?

33 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 33 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 1. The Clerk of Course has the authority/responsibility to: a.Assign swimmers to lane positions; b.Check swimmers for correct positions in lanes if pre-seeded; c.Inform swimmers of their heat and lane; d.Supervise and control swimmers on the working deck; e.Report undisciplined acts to the referee; f.Disqualify swimmers for undisciplined acts; g.Call officials to attention for the start; h.Advise the Referee when swimmers are assembled; i.Check swimmers into the marshalling area; j.Control swimmers from check-in until turned over to the Referee;

34 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 34 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire continued 1. The Clerk of Course has the authority/responsibility to (continued): k.Ensure the return of a swimmer who leaves the marshalling area; l.Scratch swimmers who fail to Marshal when called, if instructed by the referee; m.Appoint assistants; n.Combine heats (when so instructed by the Referee); o.Move swimmers from one heat to another in pre-seeded meets without consultation; p.When there are Consolation (B) Finals, turn the swimmers over to the Referee only when both Finalists (A Final) and Consolation Finalists (B Final) are on hand; q.Reseed, when moving a Consolation Finalist up to Finals, when deemed appropriate; r.Receive the official relay team form from team officials; s.Inform the Referee of the number of heats and swimmers in each heat; t.Inform the Referee of any SWAD athlete who may need extra time for the start.

35 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 35 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 2. In meets other than National Championships and National Team Selection Trials, the following rules apply unless otherwise specified in the meet rules: (CSW 3.6) a.A "late scratch" from Preliminary Heats warrants disqualification; b.A scratch may be made without penalty at any time from Preliminary heats; c.Scratches from Finals resulting from Preliminary Heats may be made without penalty if reported to the Clerk of Course within 30 minutes of the end of the Preliminary session; d.Scratches from Finals resulting from Preliminary Heats without reporting to the Clerk of Course shall be barred from all remaining events, including relays, for the day; e.Scratches from Time Finals may be made without penalty if made within the time limit set by the Meet Manager.

36 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 36 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 3. What is the deadline for finalizing Official Relay Team forms/cards? a.two events prior to the relay events; b.fifteen minutes ahead of the estimated starting time of the relay event; c.at the time of "checking in" with the Clerk of Course.

37 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 37 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 4. Once a Relay team has "checked in" with the Clerk of Course: a.last minute changes may be made until the race is started; b.last minute changes may be made if reported to the Head Lane Timer; c.changes may be made until the Referee blows his first whistle; d.no changes may be made.

38 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 38 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 5. When a club has more than one relay team advance through a Preliminary heat into a Final (A) Consolation (B) Final: a.swimmers may NOT be interchanged from one team to another; b.swimmers may be replaced ONLY by others who did not participate in the same event in the Preliminaries; c.swimmers may be replaced by other eligible swimmers, provided they were not the cause of a Relay team disqualification in the same event in the Preliminaries.

39 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 39 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 6. In Time Finals and Preliminary heats, swimmers without entry times shall: a.not be allowed to swim; b.be ranked by draw and seeded last; c.be randomly seeded in with the other swimmers; d.be seeded last in alphabetical order of last name.

40 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 40 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 7. In a pre-seeded meet in which only two swimmers remain in a heat after scratches, the Clerk of Course shall: a.do nothing except inform the Referee; b.reseed the entire event; c.reseed the affected heat.

41 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 41 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 8. In AGE GROUP relay events, the number of swimmers from lower age groups that may be members of the team is: a.none; b.one; c.two; d.three;

42 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 42 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 9. Swimmers with no Club affiliation are said to be "UNATTACHED"; they are: a.permitted to swim with the club of their choice in Relay events; b.not permitted to participate in relay events; c.permitted to form a relay team composed of Unattached swimmers ONLY.

43 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 43 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 10. If swimmers deck-enter an event, their time cards should be marked: a.unattached; b.exhibition; c.de - qualified; d.disqualified.

44 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 44 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 11. Assume that swimmers are ranked, by time, as A. B. C. D. E. F...... a.seed 5 swimmers in a heat, in a 6 lane pool; 654321 LANE ABCDE

45 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 45 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 11. Assume that swimmers are ranked, by time, as A. B. C. D. E...... b.seed 18 swimmers in Time Finals, in a 6 lane pool; 654321 LANE FABCDE GHIJKL MNOPQR

46 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 46 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 11. Assume that swimmers are ranked, by time, as A. B. C. D. E...... c.seed 15 swimmers in Preliminary heats, in a 6 lane pool 654321 LANE F A B C D E G H I J K L M N O

47 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 47 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 11. Assume that swimmers are ranked, by time, as A. B. C. D. E...... d.seed 24 swimmers in Preliminary heats, in a 6 lane pool; STU 654321 LANE F A B C D E G H I J K L M N O P Q R VWX

48 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 48 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 11. Assume that swimmers are ranked, by time, as A. B. C. D. E...... e.seed 10 swimmers in Time Finals, in a 8 lane pool; 86543271 LANE FABCDEG HIJ

49 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 49 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 11. Assume that swimmers are ranked, by time, as A. B. C. D. E...... f.seed 10 swimmers in Preliminary heats, in a 8 lane pool. 86543271 LANE F A B C D EG H I J

50 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 50 Clerk of Course - Questionnaire 12. The minimum number of swimmers that should be assigned to swim in a heat in a six lane pool is: a.two; b.three; c.no minimum limit; d.four.

51 © Copyright 2001 - 2004 Swim Ontario 51 Thank you. Approved by Ontario Swimming Officials’ Association Board


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