Background-image
New Member Pool evaluation times for Sept. 2016

New Member Pool Evaluation dates for September have been set 

~ for Youth age 6 to 12 years

=>> NEW this year is our offering of Teddy Bear 1/2 season sessions

-Sept 12-Dec. 15, 2016 and/or Jan. 3-April 27, 2017

No bingo or volunteer requirements for Teddy Bear swim families onlysmiley

 

Join us on deck ready to get wet and show off your skills at ONE of these times: 

FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED

1. Wednesday, September 14 at 4:00 pm with Sign-in at 3:45 pm on deck

OR

2. Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 pm with Sign-in at 6:15 pm on deck

Online Registration will be available on deck following Coach recommendation.

Email:  [email protected] your interest to attend

 

Spaces available in our Teddy Bear, Cub and Black Bear squads for ages 6 to 12 years.

 

Review our website homepage under More Information regarding volunteer requirements, swim fees, training  schedules, squad criteria (found under Swim Groups), & policies (read below) for our 2016-17 season. 

 

Whitehorse Glacier Bears Swim Club 

Parent Volunteer Requirements for 2016/2017 

Junior Swim Squads

Teddy Bears 

Bingo commitment – 

Officiating Level – No course required, but Level 1 

(Timing/Safety Marshal) is 

recommended. 

Schedule of courses posted in September 2016. 

Volunteer Commitment – None 

* Welcome to take any other officiating 

courses throughout the season. 

Cubs B

Bingo commitment – 1 as a floor worker 

Officiating Level – Minimum of one adult family member 

to take or already have Level 1 

(Timing/Safety Marshal) 

Schedule of courses posted in September 2016. 

Volunteer Commitment – Volunteer a minimum of 1 

session at local Time Trials 

& Swim Meets 

* Welcome to take any other officiating 

courses throughout the season. 

Cubs A 

Bingo commitment – 2 as a floor worker 

Officiating Level – Minimum of one adult family 

member to take or already have 

Level 1 (Timing/Safety Marshal) 

Schedule of courses posted in September 2016. 

Volunteer Commitment – Volunteer a minimum of 2 

sessions at local Time Trials 

& Swim Meets 

* Welcome to take any other officiating 

courses throughout the season. 

Senior Swim Squads

Black Bears 

Bingo commitment – 4 as a floor worker 

Officiating Level – Minimum of one adult family 

member to take or already have 

Level 1 (Timing/Safety Marshal) 

and the Stroke & Turn Course 

Schedule of courses posted in September 2016. 

Volunteer Commitment – Volunteer a minimum of 4 

sessions at local Time Trials 

& Swim Meets 

* Welcome to take any other officiating 

courses throughout the season. 

Senior Swim Squads....

Polar Bears 

Bingo commitment – 6 as a floor worker 

Officiating Level – Minimum of one adult family 

member to take or already have 

Level 1 (Timing/Safety Marshal)

Stroke and Turn, and one other 

course out of the following: 

˙ Chief Timekeeper 

˙ Meet Manager 

˙ Starter 

˙ Chief of Electronics 

˙ Chief Finish Judge 

˙ Recorder/Scorer 

Schedule of courses posted in September 2016. 

Volunteer Commitment – Volunteer a minimum of 6 

sessions at local Time Trials 

& Swim Meets in senior 

officiating roles such as: 

˙Stroke & Turn Judge 

˙ Chief Timekeeper 

˙ Meet Manager 

˙ Starter 

˙ Chief of Electronics 

˙ Chief Finish Judge 

˙ Recorder/Scorer 

˙Referee 

**Additional 25 hours of club volunteer work is expected. (see below for details) 

Officiating at Mini-Time Trials held for Polar Bears/Kodiaks/Silvertips is an additional requirement. You are expected to officiate if your swimmer is participating. These sessions do not count toward meeting your volunteer commitment. 

* Welcome to take any other officiating 

courses throughout the season. 

Kodiaks 

Bingo commitment – 6 as a Caller or Banker

or work as a certified referee for 

6 sessions at local swim 

meets/Time Trials. 

Officiating Level – Minimum of one adult family 

member to take or already have 

Level 1 (Timing/Safety Marshal), 

Stroke and Turn and two other 

courses out of the following: 

˙ Chief Timekeeper 

˙ Meet Manager 

˙ Starter 

˙ Chief of Electronics 

˙ Chief Finish Judge 

˙ Recorder/Scorer 

Schedule of courses posted in September 2016. 

Volunteer Commitment – Volunteer a minimum of 6 

sessions at local Time Trials 

& Swim Meets in senior 

officiating roles such as: 

˙Stroke & Turn Judge 

˙ Chief Timekeeper 

˙ Meet Manager 

˙ Starter 

˙ Chief of Electronics 

˙ Chief Finish Judge 

˙ Recorder/Scorer 

˙Referee 

**Additional 40 hours of club volunteer work is expected. (see below for details) 

Officiating at Mini-Time Trials held for Polar Bears/Kodiaks/Silvertips is an additional requirement. You are expected to officiate if your swimmer is participating.These sessions do not count toward meeting your volunteer commitment. 

* Welcome to take any other officiating 

courses throughout the season. 

 

Silvertips 

Bingo commitment – 10 as a Caller or Banker

or work as a certified referee for 

6 sessions at local swim 

meets/Time Trials 

Officiating Level – Minimum of one adult family 

member to take or already have 

Level 1 (Timing/Safety Marshal), 

Stroke and Turn and two other 

courses out of the following: 

˙ Chief Timekeeper 

˙ Meet Manager 

˙ Starter 

˙ Chief of Electronics 

˙ Chief Finish Judge 

˙ Recorder/Scorer 

Schedule of courses posted in September 2016. 

Volunteer Commitment – Volunteer a minimum of 10 

sessions at local Time Trials 

& Swim Meets in senior 

officiating roles such as: 

˙Stroke & Turn Judge 

˙ Chief Timekeeper 

˙ Meet Manager 

˙ Starter 

˙ Chief of Electronics 

˙ Chief Finish Judge 

˙ Recorder/Scorer 

˙ Referee 

**Additional 45 hours of club volunteer work is expected. (see below for details) 

Officiating at Mini-Time Trials held for Polar Bears/Kodiaks/Silvertips is an additional requirement. You are expected to officiate if your swimmer is participating.These sessions do not count toward meeting your volunteer commitment. 

* Welcome to take any other officiating courses throughout the season. 

Teen** Group 

**Swimmer must be 13 years of age to enter this squad**

Bingo commitment – 2 as a floor worker 

Officiating Level – Take or already have Level 1 

(Timing/Safety Marshal) 

Schedule of courses posted in September 2016. 

Volunteer Commitment - Volunteer a minimum of 4 

sessions at local Time Trials & Swim Meets. 

* Welcome to take any other officiating 

courses throughout the season 

 

**Extra volunteer hours could include: (not necessarily an exhaustive list) 

-working board member for WGB or Swim Yukon, working member of board committees, registrar, clothing coordinator, bingo coordinator, coach liaison, pool liaison, organization/running a club fundraiser (eg. Fundscript, Steeped Tea, Yukon Energy Christmas Party, Silent Auction, swim-a-thon, etc.), meet manager, club sponsorship, funding proposals (CDF, City of Whitehorse grants, etc.), additional bingos worked, maintaining awards/records, organization & maintaining officiating, teaching officiating courses, maintaining information on the club website, making coach travel arrangements, media communications, organizing the club BBQ, maintaining club bulletin boards, extra-ordinary fundraising participation in club fundraisers, assisting with new swimmer evaluations. Please come to the board if you have other suggestions. 

 

1- The requirements listed are for each swimmer. 

 

2- Bingo requirements may vary depending on membership registration. 

 

3- Parents with swimmers in Cubs through to Polar Bears. You may choose to meet your bingo requirements at the Caller or Banker level and receive credit at a rate of 1:2. For example, if your total bingo requirement is 6, you can work 3 bingos as a Caller or Banker. If your total bingo requirement is an odd number, you will need to round up. For example, if your bingo total is 7, you will need to work 4 bingos at the Caller or Banker level. 

 

4- Bingos are valued at $300/worker. If your swimmer is injured, decides to quit or if you fail to show up for your bingo YOU WILL BE CHARGED $300 for each bingo not worked. If your child does not finish the swim season, you have the option to work your bingos or pay a senior swimmer $75/bingo (floor worker spots) to avoid the $300 charge/bingo not worked. 

 

**For families that choose not to work bingos as a floor worker and choose to pay senior swimmers to work for them, PAYMENT TO THE SWIMMERS MUST BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME. If the swimmer is not paid before working the bingo, they will report this to the banker. The club will then pay the swimmer the $75 owing and charge the swim family $300 immediately. All bingo workers must be 14 years of age. 

5- Training is available for callers and bankers, and 1/2 credits are given for training after you have worked a bingo position "solo". 

 

6- You can meet some of your bingo requirement by doing hours of other club administration at the rate of 15 hours = 1 bingo, after all other volunteer hours have been met. See a board member for details. 

 

Not meeting the Officiating Course Level and/or Swim Meet/Time Trial Volunteer Session requirement, will result in an extra charge of $250. 

**There may be opportunity to work extra bingo for credit toward your swimmer’s fees and/or travel to out of territory meets. 

Deposits/Fees 

Current Credit Card information or a cheque must be left with the club to ensure that the bingo commitment is met. $300/ bingo will be charged for all bingos not worked. Also, $250 for officiating courses/officiating volunteer sessions will be left as a deposit with the club. Once all bingo, course, and officiating commitments have been met for the swim season, the cheques will be destroyed. If the commitments are not completed, the cheques will be cashed or the credit card will be charged. 

Regular reviews of volunteer requirements will be made and should the board of directors deem it appropriate the deposit cheques may be cashed and another one requested. All cashed deposits will be refunded should all volunteer and bingo requirements be met before June 30, 2017.