As you heard during the Kick Off Picnic, March 15-18 we are
hosting our largest meet yet, the Speedo Senior Sectionals at King
County Aquatics Center. Next to Swim A Thon, it will be our
largest single fundraiser we have ever done. Senior
Sections is the Western Zone Meet including teams from Alaska,
Hawaii, Inland Empire, Montana, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, Snake
River, and Wyoming. We expect 100 teams, with over 1000
athletes and some very fast swimming!
co-hosting this meet with Mt Hood, who is very experienced in
running a Sectionals Meet. They will shadow us on almost all
lead positions so that you will have a key resource (in addition to
me) for questions and to help with the workload.
I would love to have you on the Sr Sectional team, helping lead any
of the following areas-
Course Lead-Work with the Admin Ref and run the clerk of course
table. Be familiar with meet paperwork (scratches, deck
entries, time trials). Ensure we have supplies and paperwork
ready for the meet. Prepare coaches and officials packets (week
Lead-Order awards for the meet (late Winter), inventory and
deliver to meet. Organize awards process for during finals of
each night, including recruiting volunteers.
Room Lead-Plan the ready room for finals, including what should
be in the room for the athletes. Recruit volunteers for night
of duties, come up with plan for basket kids.
Planning-Assist Jan F with planning for hospitality.
Includes menu planning, shopping the week of and soliciting
in kind donations.
Lead (work closely with Laurie). Actively recruit
volunteers for meet including coming up with recruitment ideas to
get team down to KCAC (ice cream social one day after?
Pancakes?) etc. Order wristbands or other identifying
item for volunteers, set up plan for volunteer table at meet, and
recruit to staff it.
and Officials Social-Coaches and Officials social is typically
held Friday after finals. Event includes catered dinner,
event space etc.
Hotels (most work to be done Sept/Oct again March)-Reach out
to KCAC area hotels for availability and competitive pricing.
Secure blocks of rooms for officials and volunteers.
Provide list of hotels in local area and contact info for
meet flier for traveling teams (Jan).
Parking and Permits-Secure rental of Little League Lot for
overflow parking during the meet. Secure permits for RV's on
KCAC parking lot, provide information for meet flier.
of these positions will require a few hours a month Dec-March, and
a meeting or two prior to that. Please let me know if you are
interested in any of these positions, or if you have any
Not yet ready to jump into a lead position? Fear not, we
will be looking for some help in the New Year to help with in kind
donations (Coffee, food for hospitality etc) as well as lots
of volunteers (parents and athletes) during the meet March
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach