Like most swim clubs, MBSC Swimming is run by parent volunteers who elect a board of directors to oversee swim club operations. Our coaches are the only people associated with MBSC who are paid. Their focus is on coaching the swimmers. All other activities necessary to run a swim club are done by parent volunteers.
Parent volunteers help out with day-to-day operations and special events to keep our monthly dues down which makes us a successful club. One of our primary sources of fundraising is hosting swim meets. A well run meet can generate $7,500 - $10,000. We need your support make the meets we host each year a success. We appreciate the many families who go well beyond these minimum levels each year.
Ways to Earn Volunteer Hours:
- Volunteer at swim meets. Volunteer hours for MBSC assigned jobs will count toward required family service hours.
- Volunteer for Fundraising Events. MBSC hosts a fundraising Swim-a-Thon and an Annual Drawing that needs volunteers to organize and run these events
- Volunteer for Social Events. MBSC hosts social events, such as holiday parties and awards banquets which are volunteer run.
- Volunteer as events/opportunities become available. Throughout the year, other volunteer opportunities will be communicated through the newsletter and email.
- Becoming a meet official. Meet officials are an essential role in every swim club. Without officials, we would not have meets. For more information, Click on the Officials tab above.
Additional Volunteer Requirements:
If your swimmer is participating in swim meets, your family is required to help with any meets in which your swimmer participates. Hours worked at swim meets can count toward family volunteer hours. You are required to help at any meets your swimmer attends. If you cannot work at a meet due to extenuating situations, please first try and find another parent to cover your duties. If you still cannot cover your responsibilities, please contact the volunteer coordinator in advance to determine a course of action.
MBSC Hosted Meets:
MBSC hosts the Youth Cup Challenge (Memorial Day weekend 2016), co-host the CVAL Championships (early August), as well as up to 1-2 tri-meets during the summer of 2016. All families are required to volunteer.
Meets hosted by other clubs:
MBSC swimmers also attend swim meets hosted by other clubs. At these away meets, MBSC is expected to fulfill a meet job such as timing assignments. All families with swimmers participating in an away meet are required to volunteer for any MBSC assigned jobs. If you cannot work at a meet due to extenuating situations, please first try and find another parent to cover your duties. If you still cannot cover your responsibilities, please contact the volunteer coordinator in advance to determine a course of action.