Volunteer Responsibilities
Understanding your Responsibilities

As members of Cascade Swim Club in the Competitive program you are required to support the club in the following ways:

  • Points Program
  • Officials Training
Points Program

The Points Program is in place to ensure that the workload is equally shared amongst our members. The majority of the workload comes from hosting swim meets. There is some other work required that's not related to meets, such as squad parent volunteering and other ad hoc committees, but we definitely require the most help when it comes to hosting a great meet for the swimmers. It takes between 50-450 volunteers, depending on the level of the meet, to run any one meet.

How many Points do I need?
Your points commitment depends on the group your swimmer is in. See the Points Program page for specific point requirements for each group. If you have more than one swimmer with the club your commitment is only for the points of the highest level swimmer.

At the start of each year the club will assess the number of points required by group and session. It is your responsibility to work the total points assessed by the deadline so that you do not incur a charge on your account. Each point that is not worked is assessed a $100 penalty which is added to your account.

You will find more information on the Points Program page under the Members menu.

For a list of meets Cascade will be hosting this year visit Hosted Meets on the menu.

Officials Training

Swim meets require many volunteers in many different positions. Many of these positions require you to take a course and be trained. In order to maintain enough trained officials to run a swim meet we require members to take a class and train in a new position each year you are with the club. There is an officiating deposit added to your registration to help support this initiative. Once you are trained in a new position the deposit is refunded to your account. 

How do I get my Officiating Deposit back?
You get your officiating deposit by becoming trained in a new officiating position. If that position requires you to take a course, then you must addend the course (classroom* or online). Next, you must shadow the position in at least one swim meet session.

Once you've completed these requirements you can email the Certification Lead to request your deposit back. Training must be completed by March 31 and Officiating Deposits will be refunded as a credit to your Member Account at the end of April. Please be advised that Officiating Deposits will not be refunded for courses/ shadows completed after April.

You will find more information on the Officiating page under the Members menu.

* For the 2020-21 season, members will still be required to complete their annual Official training. Courses can be taken through Swimming Canada's online training system. "Shadowing" can be arranged once we return to competition, and will not impact the return of your officiating deposit provided that you have completed an online training course prior to the April deadline.