SERVICE HOURS and FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENTS--2018-2019
There is a minimum 15 hour* service hour requirement for the families of swimmers in year-round competitive team programs. The primary way that families earn service hours is by signing up to help with hosted meets. Swim teams cannot successfully run hosted 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 AND WANTED AND NEEDED!
The dates for the 3 meets PEAK will host this swim year are:
November 3-4 Gulf Senior Meet
March 1-3 Gulf Short Course Champs III Meet
May 17-19 Gulf Open Long Course Meet
Families may also earn service hours by volunteering as timers at away meets or by chairing a committee, becoming an official, or serving as a board member
Failure to sign up for and work the required service hours by July 31, 2019 will result in a $75/hour not worked fine which will be billed to your card on file on August 1, 2019.
If you choose to withdraw your swimmer from the team before this deadline payment for any unworked hours will be due before departure from the team**. You must have an active swimmer on the team to earn service hours.
Signing up for volunteer hours but not showing up or failing to perform the task assigned is the equivalent of failing to sign up and the $75 per hour fine applies. Neither volunteer coordinator, meet directors have the discretion to waive any “no-show” fine. Reasonable excuses for failing to show for volunteer hours may be presented to the board of directors for resolution.
*Swimmers that join after September will have the family service hours prorated based on the number of hosted meets that will take place.
**If a swimmer withdraws after 11/1/18 but before 1/31/19, 5 hours must be completed to avoid fine. Between 2/1/19 and 4/30/19, 10 hours will be due. After 5/1/19, 15 hours are due.
Fundraising Requirement $200.00 per swim year/per family (year-round team)
For the 2018-2019 year, PEAK will sponsor a spring Swim-A-Thon which will give families the opportunity to fundraise through pledges and donations. Families that do not wish to participate in fundraising are welcome to set up a payment plan with the PEAK treasurer to pay the requirement in automated monthly payments. Any remaining fundraising balance due after June 30, 2018 will be charged to the card on file on August 1, 2019. If you choose to withdraw your swimmer from the team, payment for your fundraising balance due will be charged to you.
2017-2018 Service Hour/Fundraising Requirements