Parents: Volunteer for Swim Team Events
Success of summer swim team depends on parental involvement. Parents are expected to volunteer several times throughout the swim season, both at social events and swim meets.
Volunteer Guidelines for the Intrasquad Meet
Good volunteer positions for…
- Beginners: Timer, Snack Bar Helper.
- Parents who need to sit: Assistant Data Coordinator, Time Card Sorter or Awards Clerk
- Snack Bar Helper: team colors (red, yellow, black) are encouraged
- All other volunteers: plain white shirt, navy blue shorts/pants/skirt (no denim), white hat (optional)
Show up on time
- Snack Bar Helper: report to the Snack Bar promptly at the beginning of your shift. Don’t be late, other volunteers are counting on you to relieve them.
- All other volunteers: you must be at the pool no later than 45 minutes prior to the start of the meet.
- Once at the pool check in with Samantha Trainum, the volunteer coordinator, and make yourself a name tag.
- Report to your area in time for your duties.
- Timer: Baby Pool Area
- Clerk of Course: Pool Deck, shallow end with steps
- Marshal, Pool Deck
- Snack Bar Helper: Snack Bar
- Time Card Sorter: Pool Deck at the bottom of stone steps
- All other Data Positions: Upper Deck at the table
Commit to working your full shift
Don’t plan to leave when your child is done swimming. You must continue to volunteer through the end of the meet. There are not two shifts of volunteers for these meets.
Give 100% of your attention to the job
- If you are responsible for watching young children during the meet, take a pass on volunteering this time around!
- Personal electronic devices should not be used while on the job. If an emergency arises, alert the parents you are working with before stepping away to take care of it.
- Ask as many questions as necessary to familiarize yourself with the job
- Let Samantha Trainum (cell: 703.350.6333) know if you need to cancel at the last minute – don’t be a “no show”.
Please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Samantha Trainum, if you have any questions.
(If you are interested in serving as an official, please email Jeff Tarkenton. Prior experience is not required because the NVSL offers many clinics on how to become a stroke and turn judge, referee or starter. If you are interested in learning more about officiating, please contact Jeff or visit the NVSL web site for more information.)