Storm Volunteering Policy
The Storm feels strongly that the inclusion of meets benefits not only the athletes that we serve, but also strengthens the communities that we all share. Athletes from other communities brings dollars to local companies, draw attention to our cities, and provide a sense of pride to our organization. It is also a significant means to offset costs associated with the sport; by providing funds for equipment, coaches and pool time. If you choose not to voluteer you will be fined the following amount.
Fall – $150.00
Spring/summer – $150.00
Winter - $150.00
The Storm typically hosts FOUR large meets, one in the FALL, WINTER, SPRING and SUMMER as well as TWO small meets and a variety of intrasquad meets.
YEAR ROUND FAMILIES:
SIX total sessions are required over the course of the Storm swimming year:
Two in the fall
Two in the winter
Two in the spring-summer
Two sessions are required for each season you sign up for.
Fall = one season
Winter = one season
Spring/summer = one season
Swimmers who choose to discontinue their membership for any reason during the season, will still be required to fulfill their volunteering requirements, or they will be assessed the volunteering fee.
We will make every effort to post volunteering opportunities six-nine months in advance and have the volunteer sign-ups open near the beginning of the season. The signups will close FOUR days prior to the start of the event.
2022 Volunteer Opportunities. Jobs will typically open ONE month before the start of the event.
2022 Winter Meets: (2 sessions per family)
Jan 29-30 Storm Winter Invitational (Prior Lake) at Hidden Oaks MS
Mar 4-6 MRC Meet/MN Regional Championships (Lakeville)
(Planned at the new Century MS /Blanchard Aquatic Center, alternatively hosted at Hidden Oaks MS in Prior Lake)
2022 Spring / Summer Meets: (2 sessions per family)
May 8-10 Storm Invitational U of MN (Minneapolis)
July 15-17 MRC Minnesota Regional Championships LCM Meet (Richfield)
Co-hosting with SEMS and Piranhas. Hosting this meet saves us from needing to travel.
2022 Fall Meets: (2 sessions per family)
Nov 18-20th Storm Fall Invitational (Lakeville) Century MS/Blanchard Aquatic Center
If all spaces fill prior to the volunteering deadline, we ask the families who have not signed up for their required positions, bring in a check. Those funds will be utilized to pay for concession/hospitality food, awards and other meet associated fees.
If you do not sign up to volunteer for an event or make other arrangements to volunteer, there will be a charge added to your account. This will need to be paid prior to the next session that you swim with the South Metro Storm Swim Club.
All active members are expected to volunteer. This includes those in our High School Prep/Middle School Groups.
Parent Instructions on how to sign up for volunteering jobs
Please email: [email protected] with any questions.