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
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
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
Volunteer at Swim Meets
2017 TSUNAMI TEAM
What should I bring to a swim
Remember to mark your items for easy
- Swim Suit
- Extra clothes
- Something to sit on (sleeping bag, old
- Parkas/Sweats to keep warm and extra
- 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,
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.