A swim meet cannot run efficiently without Volunteers. Every
family should plan to be ready to volunteer at every meet in some
capacity. The Brookhaven Shark Swim Team
has big jobs and small jobs… something for everyone.
If you feel like you can't volunteer during the season, you may
pay a volunteer "opt out" fee (this can be done in the
"shop" tab). We offer this option because it does take every
family to make the swim meets run smoothly, but we understand that sometimes you
just can't make it work. By buying out your responsibilities, we can hire
people to fill the roles needed to run the meet.
Some volunteer jobs will be available to sign up on line when you
register your child. Other volunteer jobs will be open to volunteer at a “meet
by meet” basis.
for parents with little ones. This committee will work with the head coach
to organize the banquet, create table decorations and choose the menu. The end of year banquet is on Wednesday,
July 11th. .
|Pictures and Slide Show:
Responsible for taking pictures
throughout the season of practices, meets, and special events. The
slide show volunteer will work with the photographers to get pictures on a
regular basis and will put together a slide show for the team banquet on
for parents with little ones. These parents will be responsible for
maintaining the bulletin board by the check in area with up to date swim
team information. This will include: shark of the week, meet schedule, and
maintaining the record board.
job for parents with little ones. This committee will be responsible for
handing out the swim team shirts and distributing spirit wear at all of the
home meets and some practices.
|Meet Manager Entries:
for parents with older swimmers.
This committee will do their work at the meet. The members of the
committee input swimmer's times into the computer during the meet. Occasionally, this group might be asked
to put labels on the ribbons at the morning practice following the meet.
|Shark Cove Parent:
job for any parent - you will assure that your swimmer will get to the
ready bench on time! This committee will manage each of the different age
groups. The Shark Cove Parent will be the “go to” parent for the swimmers.
The responsibilities of the SCP will include: writing event numbers and swimmer's names
on the swimmer’s hands and shoulder, pulling together the relays for your
assigned age group, and sitting in the age group area to monitor your
swimmers. We will need ~ 6 parents per age group per gender at each meet.
This position will coordinate special
events for the team. The volunteer will work with the Head Coach on the
logistics and scheduling of special events such as water parks, “Dive in
Movies”, donut mornings etc.
|Stroke and Turn Judges:
This job is best for someone
with swim experience. These
volunteers will help at swim meets to identify errors in stroke mechanics
and distribute DQ slips to coaches.
We will need 2 volunteers at each meet – (each volunteer will work
1/2 the meet.)
committee will be responsible for timing at each swim meet. Each team
provides a timer for each lane (6 lanes). Timer's time the swimmer’s race
and records the time on the time card. (There should be 2 times). Each Meet
will require 12 timers per meet - 6 for each ½ of the meet. The timers will
change shifts before event #35 (IM).
|Volunteer Check In:
committee will manage the Parent Volunteer check in at all swim meets. The
committee will be responsible for finding replacements for parents that are
unable to fulfill their role last minute at the meet.
committee will be responsible for providing a STARTER for each of the four
home meets. The committee will also
provide an assistant for the starter during each home meet. The
assistant will be responsible for sending out twitter updates on the meet
schedule and for updating the heat and event board during the meet.
This committee will provide
light snacks and water for the timers, coaches, and other volunteers during
|Age Group Parent:
This job is very important and requires
work at every meet (and some up-front planning with the Team Manager prior
to the season). The head coach will typically appoint this
role but if you are interested, please let her know.
This job is best suited for a
parent that has at least one year of experience on the Sharks Swim
Team. There will be at least one age
group parent per age group and gender. Responsibilities include: managing
relay parents and relays, finding/providing/setting up tents (coaches will
help with set up) for your age group (at least three), directing your shark
cove volunteers, ensuring swimmers get to the ready bench, and providing
social interactions for your age group on meet days or sometime during the
season (e.g., things to do at meets in the tents, a lunch after practice, a
Responsible for getting your
assigned relay to the blocks. You will work with a partner and each of you
will take 2 swimmers to the appropriate end of the pool and then wait with
your swimmers throughout the relay.