Much of BAC’s success is thanks to help from our parent community. Team Support hours are an integral part of our club, and we are lucky to have so many active parents. It takes a lot of energy and time for the coaches to plan seasonal outlines, training regimens, and daily practices, not to mention the actual time and energy spent on the pool deck for workouts and competitions. BAC wants its coaches to continue to focus their efforts directly on the athletes, which creates a need for parents to help out behind the scenes with planning/running major events, assisting with administrative tasks, and many other small but crucial jobs. To ensure the success of BAC and its athletes, BAC requires that all families contribute a certain number of service hours every year.
Much of the service hours center on three annual meets at BAC, lane timing at "away meets," assisting with fundraisers, and extra events such as the Awards Banquet and other “out of the pool” experiences. Roles range in size and responsibility. There are also many other “odd” jobs along the way that can fulfill the service requirement without a major commitment. New jobs arise all the time, and if you have any special talents you would like to share with the club, we would love to hear about them!
Each BAC Swimming family is required to fulfill a minimum number of hours of service every swimming year (August-July), with the commitment level varying by Group:
Barracuda 1, Barracuda 2, Barracuda 3, Age Group 1: 21 hours/year (or 7 hours/trimester)
All Other Groups: 30 hours/year (or 10 hours/trimester)
If a swimmer enrolls after the first trimester, the family is required to serve a minimum number of hours per Trimester (no pro-rations for mid-trimester enrollment). Any hours not fulfilled by July 31 of the current year are billed at a rate of $25 per hour not worked. Deadline for reporting hours is August 15 of the current year. Billing for unfulfilled hours occurs by August 31; no adjustments can be made once the charges are made. If you withdraw from the Swim Team before the end of the year, you will be billed for any unfulfilled hours upon withdrawal.
Many of the ways you can help are outlined below. The list covers both meet-related jobs and jobs that are ongoing.