Hello Gold Squad Parents

Hello Gold Squad Parents,

Welcome to all of you, especially to those of you who are new to LMT and the sport of swimming. Summer swim is a fun, fast-paced season.

I am the Gold Squad volunteer coordinator. It is my job to make sure the meets are fully staffed with volunteers as it truly takes a village of volunteers to run a successful meet. None of the jobs are terribly difficult and it is a good way to meet other parents. The only jobs to require training are the Stroke and Turn Judges, the Starter/Referee and the Lead Head Table Worker. Please don't hesitate to ask me questions about a job if you are unsure.

A few important items:

  • One swimmer in the family = 3 parent meet jobs
  • Two or more swimmers per family = 4 meet jobs
  • It is required that parents of swimmers 10 years old or younger take a turn being a mouse parent (job description on the LMT swim website under the Parent Info tab)
  • Be aware of the time that your job needs you to be present
  • If you have a particular concern or question, please call me so we can work on finding a solution that works for all involved.

Please remember the deadlines to commit your swimmers to a particular meet and to sign up for a volunteer position (2 days prior). Kathryn outlined how to do that in her weekly email. It is helpful if you add your cell phone number in the "Optional Contact Box" as this makes it easier for me to reach you on the day of the meet if necessary.  Once sign-ups are closed and you find you are unable to fulfill your job please let me know ASAP so we can work to find a replacement for you. We do keep track of the number of jobs that you do. In extreme cases, swimmers are not allowed to swim if parents do not participate.

Our first meet is a week from tomorrow.  We are still in need of a few timers, mouse parents, and place judges. All these jobs are imperative to a meet so please consider working.

Upon arriving to the pool the day of a meet, please check your swimmers in with the coaches and all volunteers need to check in with me so we can give you credit for working.  At home meets I will be right in front of the team office. At away meets I will be set up somewhere near the team but it varies based on the pool. I will be wearing a blue LMT swim ball cap so you can find me.

My contact information is:   cell - 215-801-7421                                                                                                                         I look forward to meeting and working with you all.                                                                                                                                                                                                             Thank you in advance for supporting your swimmer and the LMT team!

Beth Curtiss