Volunteer Sign Up!

Posted by WL – Westwood Farms on Jun 02 2021 at 05:09AM PDT

Hi Barracuda Families,

The swim team runs on volunteers, and we ask that families volunteer for a certain number of meets each year. With all of the craziness this year, we have fewer volunteer positions to fill than in years past. So, we are asking families to sign up for 1 volunteer position this season.

Your position will require you to “work” the entire meet, so if you have a little one, it’s best to volunteer at a meet where another parent or grandparent can be there for the swimmer while you are volunteering.

If you are no longer able to fulfill the job you signed up for it is your responsibility to find a replacement.

Here is a brief description of the jobs:
Timer – stands behind the blocks and times the swimmers, then writes times on lane sheets (requires a bit of concentration and standing behind the blocks the entire meet)
Backup Timer – this is a backup timer for the lane timers above (requires a bit of concentration and standing behind or next to the blocks the entire meet)
Runner – picks up timing sheets from the lane timers and delivers them to the scorer
Heat Winner – finds the winner of each heat and gives them a ribbon
Clerk of Course – lines up swimmers for upcoming events, and walks them to their designated lanes (requires organizational skills, good communication skills with children under the age of 10, and patience)
Scoring – reading times from the lane sheets to a person who enters the scores (requires a bit of concentration and sitting at a table, people are afraid of this job, but it’s pretty easy at away meets). We need volunteers to step up to learn this!
Announcer – announces the events of the meet (requires a bit of concentration, a calm voice, a little training on what to say and when, we would help with this).
Photographer – Take pictures throughout the meet (doesn’t need to be with a fancy camera). These photos will be uploaded and shared.

Here is the link for the form:

Thank you without your help the meets would not be possible.


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