What Am I Required to Do??
The only mandatory requirement we have for parents is a $20 contribution to fund our concession stand, and the various social activities we sponsor. This contribution is made at the beginning of the season. It is only paid once.
We rely on our parent volunteers to help with meets, as well as with Team events. We DO NOT require you to do these things, but we STRONGLY encourage you to contribute. We ask that every family contribute 20 hours of volunteer time over the course of the season. This can mean working at a home meet, or contributing treats to team events. We have dozens of ways to help out.
In order to encourage you to help, we offer the chance to win a big prize at the end of the year. So...how does it work?? Once you complete your 20 hours, your name goes in for the prize. For every 2 hours of volunteer time you put in over that 20, your name goes in again. The more you volunteer, the better your odds of winning. Please remember that work done at meets not hosted by us do not count towards your volunteer hours.
Volunteer opportunities are posted under the Job Sign-up tab next to each event. Typically, they are posted 1 week prior to the event. Emails will also go out reminding you to sign up.
Our Parents Board coordinates all social events, community service projects, and volunteer opportunities. The function of the Board is to provide parent support and fundraising for the Team. We organize volunteer support for swim meets, provide funds and materials for Team activities, and oversee the charitable activities of the Team. We provide opportunities for parent involvement, as well as being a source of information and support for parents, swimmers, and coaches. The most important goal of the Board is to provide a climate of friendly competition, where swimmers can develop a love for the sport, improve their swimming skills, achieve their goals, and learn the principles of good sportsmanship.
The Board typically meets at 6:30pm on the first Monday of each month. Meetings are held at the Y. Parents are welcome to bring questions or concerns before the Board during these meetings. Also, Board members can be contacted directly.