Each family is expected to provide 8 points (around 16 hours) of volunteer shifts. Many parents spend more hours than this helping the team so we can function. Without our parent volunteers help, there would be no swim meets and no team. If you choose not to complete ALL of the points, you incur a $200 volunteer fine. There are no adjustments for partial completion of points.
We will use the online sign-ups for volunteer positions through our website.
Below is a list of some of the volunteer positions with a brief description of the activity involved.
Parent Rep – Reps are responsible for overall running of the swim team - organizing registration, meets, social activities, and volunteers, as well as interacting with the Rocky Mountain Swim League, South Suburban and coaches. There is an expectation of a 2-year commitment.
Announcer - Announces throughout the meet which events are heating, makes general announcements, and gives scores periodically.
Concessions - Helps with shopping for items prior to the home meets, works at concession stand during meets, help set up concession area the morning of the meet. Makes ice or pop runs during meet if needed.
Donuts – A very popular volunteer with the swimmers! Arranges for donut pick up on Friday mornings, sells donuts during Friday practice or arranges for another parent to sell. One donut person needed per practice time slot each Friday.
Heating - Works in heating area keeping swimmers organized and ready to get to their events in an orderly manner.
Refeshments – Delivers refreshments to volunteers and coaches working the meet who can’t easily leave the pool area, such as stroke judges, timers, etc. Food is provided by concessions.
Photographer – Takes pictures at meets, special events, prelims & finals. Also need one person to organize photos into a presentation for the awards banquet at the end of the season.
Pool Set-up/Takedown – Sets up tents, tables, deck ropes, removes the lower part of the slide and generally readies the pool area for a home meet. There are shifts for set up the night before and morning of the meet. Puts equipment away and cleans up the pool area after the meet.
Referee/Starter – Assumes full control of swimmers and starts each race. Also has full authority over all officials, enforces all rules and decides all matters relating to the conduct of the swim meet. Mandatory annual refresher clinic annually. Prerequisite: 2 years as Stroke Judge.
Ribbons – Applies labels on ribbons after the meets and sorts them by age groups. Also arranges to get the labeled ribbons to the pool to be distributed.
Runner – Picks up deck cards from timers and delivers them to scoring table after each heat.
Scorers- Inputs race results into Meet Manager and posts results. Reviews deck cards and decides, with other scorers, the correct finish for each race. Records scores for individual events as well as a running score for each team.
Special Projects—Available for one-time projects.
Stroke Judge - Assures proper execution of strokes and turns during meets. Must attend annual clinic or refresher course (returning stroke judges). In order to stroke judge at Prelims and Finals, judges must have 2 years of Stroke Judge experience.
Tent Transport – Responsible for transporting and setting up team tent for away meets.
Timer - Times individual and relay events with a stopwatch and records times on the deck cards or time sheets at the end of each heat.