2021 SOSL SCHEDULE

June 15 – Phillipps @ CHSC

June 22 – Picture Day starting at 9am at CHSC

June 22 – Mariemont @ Mariemont Swim Club (Sign Up)

June 29 – Milford @ CHSC

July 6 – Coney Island @ Coney Island Pool

July 8 – Delshire @ Delshire Swim Club

July 13 – Woodhaven @ CHSC

Click Swim Club Name above for directions

Southern Ohio Swim League Documents

Southern Ohio Swim League (SOSL) Dual Meet Schedule

SOSL Constitution and Rules

Order of Events

Swim Meet Details

Per the regulations of the Southern Ohio Swim League (SOSL)
Home Team warm-ups begin at 5:30pm
Away Team warm-ups begin at 6:00pm
Timers Meeting starts at 6:15pm (listen for announcement)

Meets start promptly at 6:30pm and run thru the end of the events (see Order of Events above)

Intro to Swimmer Arm!

Swimmer’s Arm Write Up quick tutorial for new swim parents…

Writing in Sharpie the swimmer’s events on their arm for reference

Event – The Event Number
Heat – Which group of swimmer for the event
Lane – Which lane the swimmer is in
Stroke – Type of stroke for the swim
Distance – Length of the swim

Parent Volunteering

We ask that each swimmer has a parent volunteer during 3 of the meets, the more the merrier!


Volunteer Positions

Announcer is exactly what it sounds like…you announce.  Responsibilities include announcing upcoming events, current events, and other general announcement during the meet.  A nice “Radio Voice” is NOT required. 😜

The Clerk of Course and Assistant Clerk of Course, provided by the visiting team, plays an important part in ensuring a well run meet. They are responsible for assembling the swimmers in accordance with the order of events; holding the swimmers ready on the deck, instructing the swimmers to wait behind or adjacent to the starting position until the Starter takes control of the race, and reporting to the Referee and Scorer the number of swimmers checked in but failing to report for each event. While the Clerk of Course can not speed up a meet, failure to provide a smooth, timely flow of swimmers can surely slow it down.

The Runner is responsible for collecting the timing sheets and providing them to the volunteer running the HyTek swim software for official entry of data.

The Starter is responsible for sending swimmers off the block and making sure each swimmer leaves on time. If a swimmer jumps early, the starter may penalize him or her for a false start. The starter controls the swimmers from the time the referee turns them over to when the race begins.

For those of you who have not been a lane timer before, here’s an explanation of what you’ll do. It’s fairly simple and you get a close up (and somewhat wet) view of all the action! We will go over these timing procedures at the pool before the meets start also, for anyone that needs to learn or to be refreshed on what to do.

  • There are two timers per lane at a meet.
  • The lane timers are used as a back up to the computerized touch pad timing system. The touch pad is the board in the pool at the end of each lane.
  • Timers use a stopwatch in one hand for the beginning and end of each race, as well as a manual plunger button in the other hand when the swimmer in your lane touches the wall at the end of the race. The manual plunger is connected to the touch pad and computer system as a back up to the touch pad.
  • At the beginning of each race, make sure you have the stopwatch in one hand and that it’s reset to 00:00 and the manual plunger in the other hand.
  • When the swimmers are ready on the starting blocks at the beginning of each race, the Starter uses a PA system to say “Swimmers take your mark.” Then after a brief pause, the Starter will sound the horn which signals the swimmers to start.
  • At the same time the starting horn is sounded, a light flashes once from the Starter’s PA system; this is what the Lane Timers watch for to press the start button on their stopwatch to begin timing. When you see the light, press the start button on the stopwatch. (The manual plunger button is used only at the end of each race.)
  • As the swimmer in your lane approaches the wall at the finish of the race, the Lane Timers step up to the edge of the pool and lean over the water so that they can clearly see when the swimmer touches the wall.
  • As the swimmer touches the wall at the end of the race, the Lane Timer presses the button on the stopwatch AND the button on the manual plunger simultaneously.
  • There is a timing sheet for each lane; one lane timer will write down the times recorded on both stopwatches.
  • After the time is recorded, you press the reset button on the stopwatch to prepare for the next race.