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Parent Volunteer Requirements
 

 

WCAB Hosted Swim Meets (Home Meets)

The Aquabears host up to five swim meets over the course of the year.  These meets are a substantial portion of our budget each year.  They are also part of our responsibility to support the sport and provide great venues for our swimmers to race.  Each family will be required to work a minimum of two (2) shifts of during each meet in which your child is swimming, or a minimum of one (1) shift if your child is not swimming.  Longer meets may require more shifts and will be publicized ahead of time.

Signups for work shifts are through the team website and close three (3) days before the start of the meet.  It is your responsibility to sign-up for the appropriate number shifts.  If you cannot work your shift, it is your responsibility to hire a substitute worker.  If you do not sign-up for your shifts by the close of sign-ups, you will be fined $150 per shift.  You will be fined $250 per shift for failing to show up or missing any portion of your shift.

 

‘Away’ Meets

Each ‘visiting team’ is expected to provide volunteer timers and officials to help run the swim meet smoothly.  The number of volunteers that WCAB must provide is based on the number of swimmers we bring to the meet.  Each family with a swimmers competing at the meet is expected to time at least one shift (usually about 90 minutes) over the course of the meet and is expected to work the entire shift and not leave until being relieved by your replacement from our team.

Signups for work shifts are through the team website and close two days before the start of the meet.  It is your responsibility to sign-up for a shift.  If you cannot work your shift, it is your responsibility to hire a substitute worker.  If you do not sign-up for your shift by the close of sign-ups, you will be fined $150 per shift.  You will be fined $250 per shift for failing to show up or missing any portion of their shift.

 

USA-Swimming Officials

Each team that attends meet is expected to provide USA-Swimming Officials based on the number of swimmers it brings to the meet and is fined if it cannot provide officials.  This is very important to the team, and parents who are active officials are exempt from all other shifts and earn a $50 monthly discount on their dues.  If you are interested in officiating, please contact a coach for information on becoming a carded USA-Swimming Official.

 

Meet Timing Coordinators

Each year, we also need 2 meet timing coordinators - one for the Age Group meets and one for the Senior meets.  These coordinators communicate with the Meet Director for each meet to determine our teams responsibily for timers and officials.  These coordinators also set up the timing shift signups on the team website and make sure that our timers complete their shifts.  Meet Timing Coordinators are exempt from all other shifts and earn a $50 monthly discount on their dues.