Did you know it takes 47 volunteers from OUR team to run a home swim meet?! Swim meets are a ton of fun but require that parents volunteer nearly every meet for things to run smoothly. Most positions don’t take any training, so don’t be intimidated, even if this is your first year! And if you can’t work your shift at a meet for some reason, you can always ask a grandparent, family member or older teen to fill in for you. This year, you can sign up at Swim Manager for your volunteer shifts.
Below is a brief description of some of the volunteer positions that need to be filled at each home meet. At away meets, we supply volunteers for Mini Mite and Mite Parents, Strokes & Turns, Timers and Ribbons.
Mini Mite Parent: Helps get the 6 & under swimmers checked in and escorted to the blocks.
Mite Parent: Helps get the 7 & 8 swimmers checked in and escorted to the blocks.
Timer: Three timers per lane time each event and report results to Head Timer.
Results: Posts heat results as they become available.
Runner: Collects timer sheets and takes them to the computer person under the tent.
Ribbons: Place stickers on ribbons after results are known.
Bake Sale: Sell baked goods donated by team members as fundraising for the team.
Concessions: Assist with serving and selling food items.
The positions listed below require training. Click here to register and learn more about training. Some of the RMAL training sessions will be held right here in Surreywood this year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or with any questions about volunteering.
Meet Manager/Dolphin software: Trained position. Record results for each event. Gets a front row seat under a canopy during the meet!
Strokes & Turn Judge: Trained position. Judges the strokes and turns of the swimmers.
Starter: Trained position.
Head Timer: Trained Position.