Brownsville Aquatics Family
Service Hours Policy
As a condition of your membership with Brownsville Aquatics Swim
Team, it is required that each swim family dedicate a specific
amount of service hours assisting the team with running meets &
other activities for our swimmers. The service hour’s policy
has been implemented by Brownsville Aquatics Board of Directors
effective April, 2012.
The success of Brownsville Aquatics is dependent on the
participation of all parents. We host several meets each year and
some social events, all of which necessitate many hours of
work. Our Service Hours program require parents to take an
active role in their child’s swimming which means each family
will be responsible for the operation of our swim club. WE NEED YOU
Each active account with Brownsville Aquatics, regardless of number
of swimmers registered under, is required to complete 12 service
hours within one year period as explained below.
The Family Service Hours Program runs from January 1 to December 31
and the billing rate is $8 per hour for any time “owed”
to the team as of December 31. However, if you fulfill the
hour’s requirement then no additional dollars are
“owed” to the team. Also, excess hours are not carried
over to the following year. Hours are earned via jobs for helping
with club operations, club support, and swim meet operations. For
swim meet operations, hours credited are for home meets only.
Parents are expected to help with timing, officiating, and general
swim meet operations at home meets.
The primary way to earn your service hours is to sign up for jobs
that are necessary to run a swim meet. Job opportunities for home
swim meets are advertised on the team website prior to the
beginning of each meet. An email is sent to all active accounts
informing parents about upcoming swim meet with link in the body of
the email to jobs sign up page. There two main jobs categories;
volunteering time and purchasing/donating items required for
hospitality room and/or concessions. Every job that involves
running a swim meet is accompanied by a time hour credit. Time
credits for swim meet jobs vary according to the size and duration
of the level of swim meet. When you log into the website and click
on the event/meet you are interested in, the job opportunities will
be listed for the meet as well as the time hour credit. Please
contact Debbie, our team treasurer, in case of any discrepancies in
number of hours credited to account.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of the
Board members. As noted above, the success of BAS is dependent on
the participation of all parents. We really need
parents’ time and efforts. We do not want people to
“owe” time at the end of December when there are so
many opportunities for everyone to benefit from parental
involvement. WE NEED YOU TO PARTICIPATE!
Brownsville Aquatics Board of Directors.