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Volunteering

Volunteering: 

MJKFF hosted swim meets are very important to the club.  Not only do the swim meets represent an opportunity for our athletes to compete, they also represent a major fundraising event for the club.  Many volunteers are required in order to run a meet.  As such MJKFF family members are required to participate and contribute to all MJKFF hosted (and co-hosted) swim meets. There are three swim meets planned for the 2019/2020 season:

  • The Moose Jaw Short course invitational is scheduled for December 13, December 14 and December 15, 2019
  • The Kinsmen Junior Provincial Championships is scheduled for March 6, March 7 and March 8, 2020
  • The Mike Mintentko Summerfest is scheduled for June 20 and June 21, 2020

 

The level of participation required from member families varies with the level of the swimmer.

Pre-Competitive Swim Parents

Level I: Tiny Fins, Level II: Starfish, Level III: Guppies, & Para: Stingrays: As a pre-competitive introductory level swimmer,  family members will provide baking and/or fruits & vegetables for swim meets.  Parents of these groups are welcome and encouraged to help during swim meets.

Level IV: Tadpoles:  As the last level of precompetitive swimming, Tadpoles family members must volunteer for one session at each MJKFF hosted meets. 

Competitive Swim Parents

Competitive swimmer members will be trained at various levels (depending on swimmer level) in order to volunteer as a swim official at MJKFF hosted swim meets.  Swim official training will be offered in Regina on Saturday October 5, 2019. Those family members unable to attend will be advised of Official Clinic dates elsewhere in the province.  It is the responsibility of MJKFF members to ensure they get the training required to volunteer at MJKFF hosted swim meets.

Level V: Bronze & Level VI: Silver:  As competitive swimmers, Level V and Level VI members must take the officials training and be certified as both a timer and as a judge of stroke and turn. These families are expected to work at ALL sessions at each hosted or co-hosted meet.

Level VII: Gold, Level VIII: National,  Level IX: National Performance:  As the elite athletes in the club –  members must take swim officials training in level 2 courses, in addition to judge of stroke and turn.  These courses include meet manager, chief timer, chief judge electronics, clerk of course, starter, recorder scorer and chief finish judge. These families are expected to work at ALL sessions at each hosted or co-hosted meet.

Penalties

Failure to comply with the volunteer and fundraising requirements will result in the following assessment of fees:

$35 for failure to provide the requested snacks which will allow for the purchase of snacks not provided.

$75 per missed swim session. MJKFF swim meets will generally consist of 2 or more sessions.