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Parent Information

Parents and family members' participation are necessary to ensure the success of the Sac Town Tsunami at both home and away meets. Assistance in the various activities involved in operating a meet, such as timing swimmers, running the ready bench, or working in the snack bar are needed in order to accomplish a well-organized and efficiently-run meet.     This makes the meet more fun for swimmers, parents, and other participants.

Prior to the first meet of the season, parents and family members will be directed to this website to sign up for areas you feel comfortable helping with.  We will need 1-2 family members to help for at least half of each meet. But don't worry, every task will have a great view of the pool, so you won't miss a single race your kids participate in.

Every effort will be made to accommodate everyone's primary choices; however, you may be asked to assist in another assignment on meet day. Once assigned, it will be your responsibility to obtain an alternate if an unforeseen event prevents you from participating in your assignment. An alternate list will be provided for each job assignment.  And as a last resort, you can always contact the Volunteer Coordinator for assistance.

On meet day, volunteers with job assignments must check-in with the Volunteer Coordinator at least one half hour before the start of the meet. This will allow the Volunteer Coordinator time to assess assignments and ensure all positions are staffed appropriately and timely.

Volunteer at Swim Meets

2018 TSUNAMI TEAM HANDBOOK


Swim Meet FAQs

What should I bring to a swim meet?

Remember to mark your items for easy recognition.  

  • Swim Suit
  • Cap
  • Goggles
  • Sunscreen
  • Towels
  • Extra clothes
  • Something to sit on (sleeping bag, old blanket, etc.)
  • Parkas/Sweats to keep warm and extra T-shirts.
  • Games (cards, travel games, coloring books, books, etc.)
  • Food (in a small cooler).

Suggestions for items to bring: fruit juice or Gatorade; granola bars, fruits, yogurt, cereal, sandwiches.

  • Water, please avoid sodas, carbonated drinks, sugary drinks.
  • Pop-up Tent
  • Money for snack bar

What if we have to leave early for a meet or my swimmer can’t be there?

If you are going to miss a meet or leave a meet early contact a coach or a board member as soon as you possibly can, the earlier the better.

In case of sudden illness, family emergency, etc, please call Rtyan Phillips (916.213.8731) or Kevin Williams (916.595.4696)

Is there a minimum number of swim meets my child is required to attend?

Yes - To qualify for participation at Championships, a swimmer must swim in at least two events at two conference meets. The board member in charge of records keeps track of all swimmers to make sure everyone meets this league requirement.

Do I have to attend all meets with my child?

It is fully expected that at least one parent/guardian attend the meet to supervise and cheer on their own child. The team is not responsible for your child’s conduct during the time in between – the parent is. Please do not drop your child off and assume that someone else is responsible for them – they need you!

Does my child have to stay in the team area?

As long as your child stays in the general area, the team will try their best to get them organized and make sure they know when to get to the ready bench on time. Please keep in mind if your child does not stay in the team area it will be your job to get them to the ready bench on time. Make sure your child understands this, as sometimes they leave the team area without your knowledge.

What should a swimmer do when they have completed a race?

When a swimmer is done with their race they should wait until all competing swimmers have reached the finish wall.  All swimmers should congratulate their neighbor on a good swim either at the finish wall or exiting the pool area.  This includes the last swimmer in relays.  Announcers will let them know when to exit the pool.  Remember to keep ALL comments positive including the opposing team. Practice good sportsmanship at all times.

Nugget Conference Championships ("Champs")

Why is Champs two days and do I need to go to both days?

Champs meets last for two days (Saturday and Sunday) from approximately 8:00 am to 5:00 p.m. with check-in at 6:30am on both days. Saturday events start with the Preliminaries for the individual medley (IM), short free, and back. There is a short break and then Finals for IM, free, backstroke, and medley relays are ran. Sunday events start with Preliminaries for the long free and continue with Preliminaries for the breaststroke and butterfly. After a short break, the Finals for long free, breast, fly and free relays are held.

Events for 6 & Unders are on Saturday only. Once you have determined that your swimmer is NOT in the Final Relay, you are free to leave. Please do not leave the meet without checking with the coach or board member to verify your swimmer is or is not in a Finals Relay. A missing swimmer will cause a relay team to scratch and forfeit any chance for team points or individual medals.

What do I need to bring to Championships?

Bring double the items you normally bring for meets since Champs are 2 days. You may also want to bring money for purchases at the snack bar, programs, or championship apparel. Make sure to have adequate shade for your section in the team area as well as plenty of water and sunscreen; Championships are in the middle of the summer and it's usually quite warm.