Welcome, 2021 Orinda Park Pool Stingrays!

The Orinda Park Pool Stingrays are a three-season recreational swim team that practices from spring to fall. Our club proudly competes within the OMPA league. Learn more here.

 

 

OPP Swim Team Parent Obligation Details

Orinda Park Pool Swim Team depends on our coaches, swimmers, and parents working together for a successful summer. As with every team in the OMPA, parent volunteers are critical components of meets and social activities. Do not register your child(ren) for swim team if you do not agree to fully (and enthusiastically!) complete your required obligations. We thank everyone for their collective contribution of time and energy to the team—it truly could not exist without it. Job sign-up for the 2021 season starts May 7 at noon! 

 

PARENT OBLIGATIONS:

Regular-Season Obligations

Families with one competitive swimmer under age 15: Depending on our number of registered swimmers, you will have 5 or 6 regular-season obligations. You will need to fulfill five or six points of jobs. (Final number will be determined before job registration opens.)

Families with two or more competitive swimmers under age 15: You have 8 regular-season obligations. You must fulfill eight points of jobs.

Families with one or more Mini Stingers: You do not have a required regular-season obligation but are encouraged to take one shift.

Families with 15 and up swimmers only: You do not have a required regular-season obligation (but ARE required to take an OMPA shift if you have a swimmer in that meet).

Most jobs are worth one point and correspond to an approximate four-hour shift. Each job will have a points value listed next to it when you sign up.

OMPA Obligations

In addition to these regular-season obligations, every family with a swimmer in the OMPA is required to fulfill one OMPA work obligation during the OMPA meet. Families with 15 & up swimmers only and families with Mini Stinger swimmers only are still required to fulfill the OMPA obligation. OMPA obligation sign-ups will occur in early July.

Sign-ups for Obligations

Sign-ups for obligations will be done through the OPP Swim Team website. Job sign-up for the 2021 season will begin at 12:00 noon (PST) on Friday, May 7. Sign-ups are on a first come, first serve basis. Sign-ups will close May 16. If you have not signed up for all of your regular-season obligations by May 16, jobs will be assigned to you. If you cannot make an assigned shift, it will be your responsibility to find a replacement.

Once the obligation registration process has been activated, use the following procedure to sign up for obligations:

  1. Sign in to the team website.
  2. Choose the "OPP Events" Button at the top of the homepage
  3. Choose the event for which you would like to volunteer.
  4. Choose the "Job Sign-Up" button
  5. Carefully follow the written instructions at the top of the page to select a job. Please include your email and your cell phone number when signing up. Do not forget to click the green signup button and to record your choice.
  6. Please make a note of the events/jobs for your records. You can now do a search for the job sign-ups associated with your account. Go to My Account > Events & Competition > Event & Job Reports > Job Signup Reports for My Account

Times listed are approximations and may take into account time spent outside the actual event. Check with the meet director or person heading the event for questions regarding responsibilities.

PARENT OBLIGATION AGREEMENT

  • In order to receive credit, you must arrive on time and may not leave until your shift has been completed.  
  • Swimmers will not be eligible to swim unless their parents have signed-up for their work obligations. If you do not sign up for the required amount of obligations, they will be assigned to you.
  • Anyone who no-shows for an obligation will be fined $100 AND be required to pay a $60 sub fee. Two tardies are equivalent to one no-show. Swimmers will be ineligible for the next meet if their parents have missed an obligation and have not paid these fees.
  • If you are unable to work your meet obligation, you may hire a substitute or trade with another person in advance of the event. However, the responsibility for the shift remains yours – you will be penalized if your sub/trade is a no-show. (See Hiring a Substitute below for details.) 
  • If you are unable to work a social event, you may NOT hire a sub. You must find another family from the team to trade shifts with.

HIRING A SUBSTITUTE

You may use your own substitute for meet-related jobs as long as they meet the age criterion and are capable of performing the duty in question. 

  • Paid substitutes (subs) can be hired for supervised meet-related positions only as specified in the job description. Substitutes cannot be hired for social obligations, although you are welcome to trade with another swim team parent. (Social obligations include jobs related to Stingray Ball, bowling, Spirit Week...basically any non-meet event.)
  • All substitutes must be at least 16 years old. Shuttle drivers must hold a valid driver's license and drive an insured vehicle. Shuttle drivers must be at least 21 years old
  • Substitutes can only charge $60 per obligation. Please report any substitute who attempts to violate this rule. If the substitute does not show or does not complete their shift, you are liable for the $100 no-show penalty plus the cost of hiring another substitute if that becomes necessary. Remember, your swimmer will not be scheduled for the next meet until the fines are paid/trade is a no-show.
  • It is your responsibility to hire a substitute for your job, even if something comes up at the last minute. If the Meet Director has to find a sub for you, you will be charged a $60 sub fee as well as a $100 penalty
  • You are responsible for informing the Meet Director ([email protected] ) that you will be using a substitute and providing them with the substitute’s name, cell phone and email address. The Meet Director’s name and contact info can be found on the team website by going into the job sign-up area under the specific event as well as on the event Meet Sheet.

 

Any questions? Contact the volunteer coordinator at [email protected]