2020 LTST Parent Jobs & Responsibilities

 

PARENT JOBS

 

Parent Jobs are a critical component of our summer swim program. It takes many hands to make our social and spirit events fun and successful.  

 

Thank you for taking your commitment to LT seriously by being a helpful, reliable, punctual Seahorse parent.

 

Please sign up for Parent Jobs when you register your swimmer for the Clinic The following responsibilities apply to each participating family:

  1. 14 points of Parent Job work (see details below)
  2. 1 Coaches’ Lunch

The Parent Job Coordinators for the 2020 season are Sarah Graff and Dana Herman.

Sarah Graff - [email protected]

Dana Herman - [email protected]

 

When you are signed up to work, please check in with Sarah Graff or Dana Herman upon arrival to the pool. Check-in times are 20-60 minutes before the meet or event begins, depending on the job.  You will receive a pre-meet confirmation email 1-2 days before meets when you are assigned to work.

 

A list of experienced LT Substitutes is available via a Google Doc. Please email Marisa Canoles or Sarah Graff for access to the list.  You are not required to use one of the listed people (you may hire any responsible neighbor, friend, or family member). The list is a resource that is available to you, but we do not guarantee the availability of Substitutes on this list.  As such, we recommend securing your Substitutes well in advance.

 

Sarah Graff - [email protected]

Dana Herman - [email protected]

  

FINES

Please note, the 20-30 minute period before a swim meet or event starts is a very busy time.  It is imperative that Parent Job workers arrive for their assigned jobs and check in with the Job Coordinators so that our meets and events can begin on time, in an organized fashion.  

A $75 fine is imposed for late arrival.​  Fines must be paid before your swimmer will be entered into the next meet.

 

Fines are payable by check or PayPal to Las Trampas Swim Team, and coordinated by the team Treasurer, Marisa Lynn.

 


 

PARENT JOB BUYOUTS

There will be no Parent Job Buyouts available in 2020.

 

 


 

SUBSTITUTES

There will be no Substitute workers allowed in 2020.

 

 

*Families that only have Mudskipper/Developmental or only have 15-18 swimmers are not required to work any jobs.
**The job point requirement is subject to change based on total number of meets and the number of LT swim team families for the season.  

 

Star Jobs

There are some jobs on the swim team that require specific training, or work is done behind the scenes. These “Star Job” positions are critical to the team. For the list of Star Jobs & Star Job Holders, please visit our Star Job page.  Star Job holders do not work Meet Jobs or Committee Jobs, but do provide Coaches' Lunch & work Invitational Jobs if applicable.

 

Swim Parenting: How to be a Supportive Swim Parent

Good parental support is the foundation of a successful swim program.  Parents are needed in many areas for the team to function efficiently.  All families and parents are asked to contribute in areas such as meets, team socials and coach appreciation.  Everyone has something to offer.  Below are some guidelines that will help you and your swimmer:

Keep your swimmer Healthy
See that your swimmer gets proper rest and nutrition, including a good breakfast.  The summer workout schedule requires endurance!

Be Informed
Keep yourself informed by reading the information found on this website.  Check the Team Bulletin Boards everyday for sign-ups, meet information and posters.

Positive Attitude
Support the team and the coaches with a positive attitude

Participate in Parent Jobs 
We cannot do it without you! 

Be on Time
Be considerate.  Please make sure your swimmers arrive in time to all workouts and meets.

Don’t Disturb the Coaches - TRY E-MAIL

PLEASE do not try to talk to the coaches while they are conducting a workout, teaching a lesson or observing a swim meet.  Consider the pool deck a classroom.  If the coach is not talking to the swimmers, he/she is thinking, watching and analyzing.   If you wish to speak with a coach, please do so after practice, or better yet, if you have a question or concern, please bring the issue to the attention of the Directors and the Head Coach via email using the addresses provided on the CONTACTS page of this site. 

Practice Makes Perfect
Make every attempt to attend all practices.  The most improved swimmers are usually the swimmers who attend workouts on a regular basis.

Have Fun!