Strawberry Seals Family Service Commitment Agreement - Spring Session 2020

Online sign-ups for Service Commitment will be available from March 23rd - April 15th

The Strawberry Seals Swim Team is a parent-run organization. It takes 125 parents to run a single meet. As part of participating in the Seals community, and to ensure the season is a success, we require that each family commit to helping perform duties throughout the MSL season.

This commitment applies to all families registered for the 2020 MSL season, regardless of how many meets the child attends.

The Seals Service Commitment must be signed by each family upon registration. By signing the Seals Service Commitment you agree to the following:

* Each family is required to perform 5 service shifts throughout the season.  Numbers may be adjusted depending on the final number of families registered. 

* Shifts may be performed by high school age or older.

* In addition to the regular dual meet and non/meet shifts, ALL families who have a swimmer in the Champs and/or All Star meets are required to volunteer a shift during those meet(s).

* Crew Chief positions run throughout the MSL season and fulfill the required 5 service shifts. Participation during Champs and All Stars are still required if your child participates. A list of Crew Chief positions can be found on the website.

* If you are not able to fulfill your commitment, you are responsible for getting a sub for your job and telling the Volunteer Coordinator of this change in advance of the event.

* We observe a strict ‘no show’ policy. Failure to meet service obligation shifts will result in a $150 fine, and may result in your child being prohibited from swimming at the next meet.

* If you arrive more that 20 minutes after the start of your volunteer shift, you will be considered a "no show" for that shift.

* Families may "opt out" of their service commitment by paying a "Non-Working Fee" of $750.  

* April 15, 2020 is the deadline to notify the Volunteer Service Coordinator if you are choosing to opt out of the service commitment or sponsor the season.

* If these commitments and fines remain unresolved at the end of the season, the family will need to pay the fines before joining the Seals the following year. Continued failure to comply with your service obligations can result in removal from the team. Matters of removal are within the sole discretion of the Seals Board of Directors.


Online sign-ups for Service Commitment will be available from March 25th to April 14th.

For any questions regarding Service Commitments, please email