Volunteer Commitment

Volunteer Commitment


Lancaster Aquatic Club is a parent-run organization that relies upon the involvement of our member families to help our swimmers achieve success. That means that we will need your help several times throughout the season.

During the 2017 - 2018 season Lancaster Aquatic Club and Franklin and Marshall will host 4 invitational meets:

  • December 15-17, 2017: LAC Holiday Meet
  • May 18-20, 2018: LAC May Long Course Meet
  • June 22-24, 2018: LAC June Long Course Meet
  • July 6-8, 2018: LAC Speedo Classic

LAC & F&M will be sharing the responsibility of staffing these meets. That’s where you come in.

What are the volunteer requirements?

Each Lancaster Aquatic Club member family is required to work a total of no less than 6 sessions at LAC-hosted invitational meets during the 2017 - 2018 season. Those 6 sessions must be spread across a minimum of 2 meets.

What kind of volunteer jobs count towards my commitment?

It takes a lot of people to host a meet, so there are plenty of choices available from setup and teardown to officiating, working safety, or timing. Keep your eye out for emails asking for volunteer signups.

What happens if I don’t fulfill my commitment?

If you are unwilling or unable to fulfill your volunteer commitment, your account will be billed $50 per session for each incomplete session. These fees will be invoiced at the end of the season or upon member termination, whichever comes first. Families whose swimmer(s) elect to terminate their membership prior to November 15, 2017 will have their volunteer commitment waived. 

Can I do more than the minimum?

Absolutely! Volunteering at meets is a great way to get to know other parents, learn more about the sport, support your children, and often get a “front row” view of the action. We have a tight knit community of volunteers that truly enjoy the time they spend volunteering at LAC. We invite you to join us!!!

Volunteering at non-LAC meets?

Many times the teams hosting meets we attend need some help too, usually in the form of timers and officials. If you are attending a meet and the host team requires LAC to provide timers, please be prepared to help out.

How else can I help out?

If you're interested in doing more, you may want to consider joining the Board of Directors, becoming an official, or joining a committee.