Two primary ingredients in a great swim team are motivated, enthusiastic swimmers and committed, supportive parents. The sport of swimming relies on its highly committed corps of volunteers from the local dual meet all the way to the Olympic Trials. RAC takes great pride in its reputation for both our swimmers' excellence in the water and our parents' excellence in organizing and operating meets and team activities.
There are many active ways that parents can be involved with their children's swimming that are vital to the team. Besides working at the swim meets as timers, stroke-and-turn judges, in concessions or running the computer and doing ribbons we have a need for volunteers on the following committees which are coordinated by a Board Member.
Contact any RAC Board Member or Head Coach for more information about the following positions.
Group Managers: (2 per group, part of membership committee) Helps organize additional social events outside swimming. Also helps the coach with papers to be distributed and helps maintain the box. Also takes pictures of group for end-of-year video and provides info on group for newsletters. Helps with a telephone tree as needed. Please talk to your child's coach.
Communication, PR and Marketing: Contacts the newspapers with meet results and special interest stories about swimmers. Gets info to schools about swimmers. Helps gather information for our newsletter. Team photographer takes pics during the year for use on website and in year-end video.
Teamwear and Special Events: Parents who help coordinate and put on our special events such as the Halloween party and banquet.
Fundraising: This committee plans annual calendar of fundraising events such as Challenge Swim, ads for meet heat sheets and banquet book, seeks sponsorships and runs silent auction at banquet for scholarship fund.
Competition: The committee plans and hosts our swim meets. The Meet Director and Volunteer Coordinator will coordinate all parent workers. The Officials Coordinator will secure stroke-and-turn officials and starters. Other key volunteers are Concessions Managers, timing system operators and computer operators.
Officials: Parents who have trained as Stroke-and-Turn Officials who will officiate at swim meets both home and away. The team has a great need for volunteers in this area.