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Volunteer Commitments: Do I Have to Volunteer?

Volunteering is essential to the success of our team. Without you, the volunteer, we just can't get it done. So to answer the question... YES!!!  You are required to volunteer.  Our team volunteer coordinator works hard to pull all the necessary resources together to make swim meets successful. If you look at the total number of volunteers needed to run a home meet, it requires 25 - 30 folks to make a meet run smoothly. 


Click CALENDAR, then click "JOB SIGNUP" next to a scheduled meet.

Do I have to volunteer at away meets, too?

Maybe, possibly, probably. The bulk of the volunteer burden falls to the home team. So, away meets have fewer volunteer needs, but we are still required to provide some volunteers.

Is it really that big of a deal if I don't show up?

Yes, it's a big deal! 

Here's why:  The job you signed up for must be done; so, if you ditch your commitment, someone has to cover for you. If that person has already fulfilled their volunteer responsibility, then they are doing twice the work.  Does that seem fair? 

That said... please do not miss your volunteer commitments. If, by chance, you do find yourself unable to make the meet, please... please... please... contact the team representative or volunteer coordinator as soon as you know. This gives us time to find your replacement.

Volunteer "Points" Requirements:

Since we do require all families to participate in volunteering, we have a system in place to assure that volunteer positions are equally spread throughout the entire team. If everyone does their part, then we have more than enough volunteers to cover the meets. This system is based on the # of swimmers you have involved in the program

1 Swimmer        4 Points Required

2 Swimmers      7 Points Required

3+ Swimmers    9 Points Required

If volunteer commitments have not been fulfilled by the last regular season meet, the swimmer of those parents/ guardians will not be allowed to participate in the All Star Meet during that season. Please note that an average of 65% of the team goes to the All Star Meet. It is very hard to tell a swimmer who has worked hard and deserves to go, that he can't because volunteer commitments were not fulfilled.

Parents that have not selected their volunteer spots by May 22 of the current swim year, will automatically be plugged in and emailed your required volunteer positions.  If you cannot make the dates assigned, it is your responsibility to find a replacement and notify the team rep or volunteer coordinator no later than 24 hours prior to that meet.

First Year Volunteer, HELP!! I am scared!!

OK, there is no reason to be scared to volunteer.  Here are four reasons NOT to be scared.

  1. You are never alone. There is always someone who can help, if needed. 
  2. Read over the Volunteer Job Descriptions, you will see what each job is and get a better understanding of those jobs.  You can select jobs based on your comfort level.
  3. Will you miss your child's race?  NO!  You can always take a moment to go see your child and then return to your post.
  4. The best part about volunteering is that you get to meet other parents. It is a great time to make new friends. As we all work together, we share in the success of our team and the success of your summer swimming experience.

We, as a team, thank you in advance for your participation!

So, again, where do I go to sign up?

Click CALENDAR, then click "JOB SIGNUP" next to a scheduled meet.

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