SERVICE HOURS and FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS—2021-2022
Service Hours per Family (with one or more swimmers on the year-round team)
For the 2021-2022 swim year there is a 10-hour per family service hour requirement. The primary way that families earn service hours is by signing up to help with at swim meets. Swim teams cannot successfully run meets that provide opportunities for swimmers to compete without the help of team parents. At each meet, the Meet Director, officials, people running the computers, timers, clerk of course, safety monitors, meet runners, etc. are ALL volunteers. When PEAK hosts a meet, parents are needed to help even if their swimmers are not swimming at the PEAK hosted meet. YOU ARE WANTED AND NEEDED!
Families may also earn service hours by volunteering to serve as a board member, becoming an official, serving as a committee chair, or helping with other PEAK sponsored events.
Signing up for volunteer hours but not showing up or not participating in the assigned activity may result in a charge of $75 per hour following the event. Reasonable excuses for failing to show for volunteer hours may be presented to the Board of Directors for resolution.
If service hours are not completed, the number of hours not earned as of July 31, 2022 will result in a $75/hour charge which will be billed to your card on file on August 1, 2022.
You must have an active swimmer on the team to earn service hours. If you choose to withdraw your swimmer from the team before August 1 you will be charged for any unworked hours; hours billed may be prorated depending on the timing of the withdrawal.
Fundraising Requirement per Family (with one or more swimmers on the year-round team)
PEAK expenses include coaches’ pay, water rental, USA Swimming and Gulf Swimming fees, operating expenses, and other club related fees. Income to pay for these expenses comes from registration and practice group fees and fundraising.
For the 2021-2022 year, there is a $150/per family fundraising requirement. PEAK will host a spring fundraising event in which swimmers may participate to meet the requirement or families may pay the amount directly to the team in lieu of participation.