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Team Support Agreement

2022-2023

Objective:  The Team Support Agreement will provide clear expectations to Coast Guard Blue Dolphins families participating in our swim programs of the necessary requirements to operate this high-quality non-profit swim team. 

While this support agreement outlines financial penalties of not adhering to these requirements, the goal of the Support Agreement is to distribute the needed support across all families and not to collect additional team revenues.   

Team Support is required in three categories:  Swim-a-Thon/Bingo, Service Commitments, and CGBD Other Event Support/Committees.

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Group

Swim-A-Thon

    

      Bingo Shifts Per Family-(Spread evenly over 4 quarters)

Service Commitment

(Short Course/Long Course)

  • Dolphin Bridge
  • $50
  • 2 (1 short course/1 long course)
  • 2/0
  • Dolphin Competitive
  • $75
  • 4
  • 3/1
  • Dolphin Challenge
  • $400
  • 8
  • 3/2
  • Dolphin Elite
  • $400
  • 8
  • 4/2
  • Seahawk Bridge
  • $100
  • 2 (1 short course/1 long course)
  • 3/0
  • Seahawk Competitive
  • $200
  • 4
  • 3/1
  • Seahawk Challenge
  • $400
  • 8
  • 6/4
  • Seahawk Elite
  • $400
  • 8
  • 6/4
  • Typhoon Bridge
  • $150
  • 4
  • 4/1
  • Typhoon Competitive
  • $400
  • 8
  • 6/4
  • Typhoon Challenge
  • $400
  • 8
  • 6/4
  • Typhoon Elite
  • $400
  • 8
  • 6/4

 

  • Requirements are per family.  Families with multiple swimmers are obligated to the commitments of the swimmer in the highest group.  Each family must work Bingo, their required Service Commitments, donate/participate in the Swim-a-Thon and participate on a committee.
  • Failure to work the required number of Service Commitments/Bingo/Committee shifts will result in a fee of $300 per missed commitment. Fees will be assessed and billed at the end of short and long course seasons for Service Commitments, every Quarter for Bingo and at the end of the year for committee commitment.
  • Bingo Games are Tuesday and Friday evenings from 5-10 in the non-smoking American Legion Building in Newport News.  See the website for details.  Signups for shifts will be available for each quarter and reminders sent out weekly. 
  • CGBD Bingo must fill a minimum of 1,650 shifts for the year. CGBD reserves the right to increase or decrease shifts per family to meet that minimum.
  • Each family will be asked to sign up for one committee to help with needs throughout the season. Signup for these committees will be available in September. Swim-a-Thon, Other Events, and Sponsorships are some examples of these committees. The numbers for each event/committee will be defined based on need and will be filled via first come, first serve sign up after the CGBD Start-Up picnic.
  • Additional Fundraisers may be required during the season.
  • Super Volunteers are volunteers that work additional roles within the team.  These include Bingo trained positions, on-deck officials, concessions/hospitality lead, apparel lead, and service commitment lead.  These positions will receive the third swimmer discount for their highest-level swimmer.  In addition, 20 trained Bingo Super Volunteers will be excused from fundraising and service commitments as well. Officials receive the 3rd swimmer discount.  In addition, sessions officiated simultaneously count toward both CGBD Service Commitment and VSI/USA Swimming session requirements.  Any officials shifts worked above the required Service Commitment/Officials Committee Commitment will cover Bingo family requirements as well.
  • When a swimmer moves to a higher practice group, the average difference between the current group and the higher group’s fundraising /Bingo/service commitments will be taken and must be met.
  • Bingo and fundraising obligations are a commitment for the entire year.  If swimmer resigns from CGBD, the family would still be committed to fulfilling these obligations.
  • Service commitments can be worked at either CGBD hosted meets, or non-hosted meets (meets we do not hosts/away meets).  Shift values for CGBD hosted meets are worth 1 commitment shift.  Non-hosted meets are worth .5 shifts.
    • CGBD will host 7-10 short course meets, (two 8&U meets, 3-4 one day meets and 3-4 all age meets), with many service commitment opportunities.
    • CGBD will host 2-3 long course meets.
    • For hosted meets, positions will be filled by first come, first serve through the online sign up approximately one week prior to the meet start date. An announcement email will be sent through the official team email notification process used for all other correspondence and the team website will provide event reminders.
    • Some of the positions required during our hosted meets are: Announcer, Marshals, Head Timer, Timer, Runner, and Concessions. Click here to see more detailed job descriptions.
    • Worked service commitments will be updated following meets periodically and will be made available to families via the CGBD website.
    • In the event a meet or session is cancelled, the family signed up through the website will still receive credit for the commitment they would have earned during the session.  Adjustments made be made to requirements if meets are cancelled.