Expectations of Parents
The success of the swim team depends on the combined efforts of the swimmers parents and guardians, in addition to the efforts of the swimmers themselves. Swim meets are organized and run by parent/guardian volunteers. The expectation for each family is to provide a volunteer, over 16, for a minimum of 3 points during the regular season and ADDITIONAL events, as needed, for semis and finals. The volunteer can be from your family or a student who needs community service hours, such as National Honor Society.
Some meet positions require experience and training. Others just require a brief orientation or short instructional meeting before the meet begins. Volunteers should arrive early and check in during warm-ups. You will receive instructions or be advised to listen for announcements of meetings for various volunteer groups just before the meet begins. Inform the SWIM TEAM BOARD, in advance, if you CANNOT meet your volunteer commitment for a specific meet. YOU MUST FIND YOUR OWN REPLACEMENT!
PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING THEIR CHILD TO THE BLOCK FOR HIS/HER EVENT!! The current and on deck event numbers are posted on the event board throughout the meet. There is a bullpen for younger children, and an adult volunteer will help get your child to the correct heat and the correct lane. Please be courteous to these volunteers.