SERVICE HOURS:

Service Hours are a necessary part of being on the swim team. MESA Aquatics requires 24 service hours per calendar year, January - December, from each member family.  Included in the 24 yearly service hours are mandatory hours required for each of our MESA hosted swim meets.

Families on our Water Polo/Swimming program are only required to work the mandatory meet hours at meets their swimmer attends.

 

 

SERVICE HOURS AT HOME MEETS:

 

Home meets represent one of our largest fundraisers every year. Meets only run smooth when we have everyone contributing their time.

 

  • A service hours sign-up sheet will be posted on the MESA website.
  • An email will be sent to each family reminding them to sign up for their mandatory hours.

 

Tri-Meets

Tri-Meets will have a Minimum of 2 hours for all MESA Families and a $50 fine for families who don’t complete their time

Committee Meets

Minimum of 5 hours for all MESA families and a $125 fee for families who don’t complete their time

Championship Meets

Minimum of 7 hours for all MESA families and a $175 fee for families who don’t complete their time

 

FEES:

  • Fees will be due on member accounts the 1stof the following month 
  • No reduction will be made to the yearly 24 service hours – the fee is for not working service hours – it is not a buyout of service hours
  • Service hours worked at MESA meets will be deducted from the yearly 24 service hours needed per family.
  • Unworked yearly service hours will be charged $25 per hour on January 1sst of the following year.
  • Families must contact the MESA secretary in advance about their inability to work hours at a MESA meet – an exemption of hours and fees will be discussed by the board on a case by case situation.
  • Members who join after January of any given year may have their mandatory yearly service hours reduced by 2.0 hours a month for every month they were not a member.  For this to happen – you must attend the MESA Aquatics new member orientation meeting.
  • MESA’s Team management software is set to bill member accounts $25 per hour for every hour you fall short of the mandatory yearly service hours.

 

Volunteering AT PRACTICE:

 

  • All MESA volunteer time is tracked and credited within the Team Unify software using the job sign-up feature found on the MESA Aquatics website. Volunteer hours will also be deducted from your mandatory yearly 24 service hours. 
     
  • Typical jobs are:
    • EZ-UPS to and from away meets (1 hour for each EZ-UP)
    • Timing Manager (You may still be required to complete a timing shift)
    • Hot Chocolate **During cold weather months only**
    • Lane Lines and Pool Covers (when required by Drop Zone Management)
    • Various other volunteer opportunities will be listed from time to time, and each one will have an associated time credit.

 

Timing At Away Meets:

 

  • Timing is required by Southern California Swimming at all meets and does NOT count as a part of your mandatory service hours. We are assigned timing chairs based on the number of MESA swimmers attending a meet.
  • If you have a timing request you must notify the MESA timing manager before the timing roster is sent to families.  Note: Requests can only be for one of the days your child is scheduled to swim.
  • As soon as possible before the meet, you will receive an email with the timing assignments. 

 

  • To fulfill your responsibility as a timer, members must either complete their assigned block of time or find a suitable replacement to take their place. (Timers must be 13 years of age or older).

 

  • If your swimmer has finished his/her events and you are scheduled to time, you must remain at the meet until you have fulfilled your timing obligation.

 

  • If you fail to complete your timing obligation, you will receive an email warning for your first offense. Recurring offenses will result in a $25 fine per timing assignment not completed.