​Each family is required to work a minimum of six shifts in one of the available jobs.

  • ​At least two of them must be at the poolside.
  • Parents who have a child/ren 10 or younger must fulfill at least three of their six shifts as a "kid-runner" or "event line-up assistant" unless there are no more remaining shifts open in their child/ren's age group.
    • Kid-running and event line-up are considered poolside jobs.
  • Families with only a cub on the team and no other swimmers are not required to work 6 shifts, because the meet participation is very small if any.

Each family will be required to work an additional job at each season-end meet (Invitationals and/or Championships) in which their child/ren will swim.

  • Service Hour sign-ups for Invitationals and Champs will open up towards the end of the season.  
  • An email announcement for the date/time to sign-up for these two events will be sent out to the team.
  • This is in addition to the 6 shifts required for Time Trials/Dual Meets.

To Sign-up for Team Service Hour Shifts:

  • Once the sign-ups have opened up, go to the Aqua Bears website, www.aquabears.net, and sign into your account
    • ​Team Unify allows only one parent/guardian account to be used for signing up for team service hour shifts even if both parents have an account.   Be sure to use the primary parent/guardian email to log into your account.
  • Make sure you are on the Home page and click on the "Team Meets" tab found in the Events section in the middle of the page.
  • Click on "Job Sign-ups" to see the listing of jobs for each meet.
  • Sign up for any available job.
  • Please remember to wait until the Job Sign-ups are open and functioning.


Service Hours are NOT optional.

  • If you do not fulfill your Team Service Hour shifts completely your account will be charge $350 at the end of the season. We will charge the card you used at registration.
  • In addition, families who do not complete their service hours for 2 years, will be disqualified from registering with the team the following year.

In the event you are unable to work the job you committed to, it is your responsibility to find a replacement.

For questions concerning volunteer positions and sign ups, please contact our Service Hour Coordinator, Laura Miller, at [email protected]



Kid Runner

Assist 6U-10 year old swimmers to line up for their events.

Event Timers

Time swimmers in assigned lane and report to Recorder.

Meet Set-Up & Clean-Up

Set up and take down pop-ups, tables, staging area, chairs, PA system, etc. for home meets.

Stroke & Turn Judge

Judges swimmers for stroke and turn techniques according to league rules.  Must attend a training session and should have competitive swim knowledge.

Snack Bar

Assist in operation of Snack Bar during home meets.

Coaches' Food & Volunteer's Water

Talk to Head Coaches from Home and Visiting Team to get lunch time and order.  Get food from the snack shack and deliver to coaches on both teams. Provide water both first and second half of the meet to volunteers on deck (timers, stroke and turn, announcer, data entry, etc.

Event Line Up Assistant

Assist the Line up Coordinator to seat swimmers in the correct line up order and to take them to the blocks