As a competitive/recreational swim team, we participate in weekly swim meets.  Swim meets are run entirely by volunteers.  There are no hired officials or paid volunteers, just average moms and dads spending a Saturday with their kids.  As such, it is incumbent upon each and every family to perform a minimum level of volunteer duties. 


Standard Requirement Each family is required to work a total of four (4) volunteer shifts (or "jobs") per regular swim season, and one (1) shift at Champs.


Volunteer Positions:  There are a variety of volunteer positions available (see complete list below) that can accommodate just about every need and ability (don't worry if you are not a swimming expert!).  Volunteer positions, time and dates are assigned on a "first come, first served" during the online registration process. Once your registration check and volunteer deposit are received, please visit here and select "Job Signup" adjacent to the meet(s) for which you would like to volunteer.


Position Difficulty       Description
Timer Easy Uses stopwatch to time and then record swimmer's time for each event.  You will be shown how to use the stopwatch, how to read/record the time and how to yell "BACKUP" in case of a watch failure or malfunction. 
Backup Timer
Easy Duties are the same as Lane Timer.  This person times every race. This time will be used in the event of a technical problem (e.g. forget to press start on stop watch) with one of the other lane Lane Timers.
Ribbon Writer Easy
Works in computer room attaching printed labels to ribbons.  Take a break when your child is swimming!
Floater Moderate The floater position is a backup role designed to fill any one of the Easy to Moderate difficulty positions in the event of a cancellation on the day of a swim event.The floater position may or may not be needed but if needed, the individual will be expected to fulfill the full shift.
Time Sheet Runner Easy Collects time slips from the Lane Timers.  Brings them to the computer room. 
Water Runner Easy
Distributes small cups of water to all volunteers at the meet.
Snack Bar Workers  Easy - Moderate
Servers - Organize, restock, assist with sales of snack bar items including hot food.
Cash Register - Responsible for handling money, calculating orders and giving change.
BBQ Cook - Hottest job around the pool!  Must be clean and have some experience in cooking large volumes of hamburgers and hot dogs.
Stager Moderate Organizes swimmers so they are ready before their event. Swimmers report to the staging area when their event is announced. Stagers get the swimmers  organized by lane into the proper order for their events and heats. The job is critical in making the swim meet run smoothly and on time. 

Event Setup

and Cleanup

Moderate Setup/Cleanup the Event area: tables, chairs, EZ Ups, trash cans, pick up trash, etc.  Helps the Meet Manager with setting up the PA and Starting Systems. 



Works in computer room organizing time slips and assisting the computer person inputting swim times. Take a break when your child is swimming!
Stroke and Turn Judge Experiened This position requires careful focus and knowledge of swim technique. To fulfil this role, you will need to attend one of two training classes that occur in the spring. The training class itself will count as one full volunteer shift. You will also be paid $25 for each shift fulfilled during the season.