TEAM SERVICE HOUR REQUIREMENT
(formally Volunteer Shifts)


The success of the Aqua Bears swim team is directly related to enthusiastic support of our families.  It takes about 55 parents to run a home meet not to mention others who help throughout the year/season.  Besides our coaching staff, our team is completely run by volunteers.  Service hours are a required.

  • Each Family commits to work a minimum of 6 jobs during regular meets plus 1 extra shift  at Invitationals or at Championships (depending upon which meet your swimmers’ attend)
    • 2 of the 6 shifts must be poolside jobs (kid runner, timer, stroke and turn judge)
    • If one of your swimmers is 10 or younger, at least 3 of the 6 shifts must be a kid runner job.

  • If you are unable to fulfill your shift, it is your responsibility to find a replacement and let the Service Hour coordinator know of the change.

  • The Service Hour Fee for 2019 season will be $350.
  • If you do not fulfill all of your obligations, you will be charged this fee at the end of the season.  We will place the charge on the credit card you have on file with TeamUnify.
  • 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 lieu of some or all of the 6 required job shifts, there are several season long volunteer jobs that you can apply to volunteer for, if there is an opening. Openings are announced through team emails.