The following is a breakdown of Volunteering for this season.
What are the volunteer requirements for team families?
Volunteers are an essential part of the Blue Marlin's success. Without them we wouldn’t have a team! Each family is required to work either a set-up or clean-up shift for each of the home meets. In addition, each family must have a representative work 1 shift every meet (home and away meets), volunteer day and a fundraiser. You must meet this requirement to receive your volunteer money back at the end of the season.
What can I do?
No matter what your background or expertise in swimming, we have a job for you! Volunteer positions include the following:
- Head Timer - Organizes the times and replaces a watch if one fails to start.
- Lane Timer – (two or three to a lane)Times swimmers in events
- Scribe – Records event times for swimmers (one per lane)
- Runner – Takes event times to timers and back to clerk entering times in the computer.
- Concessions Runner - Take water and/or food to all officials, coaches and volunteers
- Meet Set-Up /Take-Down – sets up and takes down equipment and tents for meet
- Announcer - Responsible to keep the pool area aware of the Events being called to the Ready Bench
- Bathrooms- Collect/replace trash bags and inspect bathrooms throughout shift.
- Equipment transporter – Brings equipment and tents to away meets
- Griller—in charge of grilling all hot dogs/burgers and sausage during the meet.
- Concessions - helps the concession coordinator to setup/serve food and clean-up concessions.
- Snow Cone - serve snow cones during the home meets.
- Ready Bench—Brave parent that can take charge of the swimmers and line them up according to heats before each event
- Alternate- An alternate is someone who is asked to fill in when someone else can not fill their position.
- Ribbon Writer - Helps computer clerk by putting together all ribbons for the team at the end of a meet.
Other volunteer positions you might want to consider
- Board Member - Each year we vote on the members of the Board. They are responsible for the budget, NWAL rules, hiring the coaches, and doing whatever needs to be done.
- Official - At each dual meet, there should be a third "team" at the pool; the officials. Prior to the beginning of each swim season there are classes to become a certified league official and each team is encouraged to provide and adequate number of officials to properly run a meet.
- Computer Clerk and Clerk of Course- Is another job that requires some training through NWAL and a good understanding of computers.
When and where do I show up?
Please check in with the volunteer coordinator as soon as you arrive and no later than 7:30 a.m. on the day of the meet.
How Do I Sign Up?
We will have a Volunteer Book at practice the week of a Meet for you to sign up for and check positions/session information. If you have a problem, question, or concern about anything related to Volunteering or a meet, please don't hesitate to ask a Board Member.
Thanks so much,