Each family is required to work one half of each home and away swim meet their swimmer participates. Each position needed to have a swim meet will have a points value; the minimum points requirement per family is 18 a season (approximately 3 points per meet), but your family isn't limited to this minimum requirement.
It takes a lot of work to run a swim meet. Every family is responsible to work, as a meet worker, for one half of each swim meet in which their child participates.
We highly encourage all first time swim families and the parents of younger mites to work during the first half of a swim meet. A couple of easy positions to choose are lane timers, bake sale attendant, mite ribbon parent, or runner. Should you have any question or anxiety about a position please talk to our position coordinator Melissa Hayes. To communicate with the coordinator please fill out communication form at the bottom of this page.
The meet position coordinator is one of the most difficult roles on our team. Please help make her job easier by being willing to signup for a position as soon as you declare your swimmer will be attending a meet. The coordinator will be tracking workers and will be contacting those families who haven't signed up to fill open positions. We are not able to start any swim meet with positions not filled and should those positions not get filled we will have to forfeit the meet. If there are open positions 24 hours prior to the meet the coordinator will assign an open position to any families who have not yet chosen a job. It is always more fun to be able to pick the task you are most comfortable doing so choose early.
Family 18pt Requirement
While we are not doing an official competition on who does the most points, we will be keeping the point system.
Each Position, Job or Role* is weighted based on what training is required as well as what commitment is needed to execute that position. We are asking that all families work at least a minimum of 18 points per season, that is approxomitly minimum of 3 points a meet.)
*The term role is given to a season long position that also requires a lot of time dedication and/or training. The term job is given to a position that does not require any training and only executed in a limited time frame.