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Volunteers

Become a Volunteer

Our goal is to provide high-quality coaching and competitions, to this we need your support. This club is run on a non-profit basis, the only paid staff are our coaches and administrators. The swim meets that we run are a vital component of the club, they provide a platform for our swimmers to excel and also raise vital funds that keep the club going. Running meets requires a dedicated team of volunteers but the result of their hard work is excitement, achievement and fun for everyone involved!

Volunteering Gives You:

  • A sense of purpose and meaning
  • Improved self-esteem
  • New life skills
  • New friends
  • A stronger bond with your swimmer
  • Fun!

If you are interested in swimming officials’ training for Timekeeper or Judge, please Click Here

ASA documents can be found here

Timekeeper

This is the entry level for officiating - minimum 14 years (no maximum!)It is important to have accurate times for races. Training is one theory session followed by a really easy poolside assessment

Timekeeping
Timekeeping

Judging

Learn about starts, turns and finishes for all strokes alongside a friendly, qualified mentor at a pace that suits you. Judges report what they see, but the benefit of doubt always goes to the swimmer.

  • Announcer

    Ensures competitors, volunteers and spectators have a high-quality experience at a Meet by providing accurate and essential information about the event in a friendly and enthusiastic way. Strong clear voice needed.
  • Catering coordinators

    Coordinates who is buying/providing which food items for the officials/volunteers food breaks and sets the food out.
  • Computer operators

    2 pairs of helpers needed for most licensed Meets. One pair for the electronic timing and another to process entries, withdrawals and results.
  • Door

    Receive spectators' monies, give them their wristbands and ensure photo registers are completed. Also sell raffle tickets.
  • Marshalls

    (also known as competitive stewards or whips) - Gets swimmers lined-up for the correct heats and correct lanes in advance of their race
  • Medals table

    Ensures medals are available and given to the medal winners
  • Officials Coordinator

    In advance of the Meet receives details of which officials can help at which session, allocates people to roles and ensures Meet runs smoothly.
  • Poolside Refreshments

    Without this role officials, other poolside volunteers and coaches would not receive refreshments during an event, which keeps everyone focussed and happy!
  • Promoter

    Preparation for Meets with the administrator and is the face of the Club at the Meet who ensures compliance with ASA regulations.
  • Raffle coordinator

    Sends out requests for raffle prizes and puts hampers (etc.) together for the raffle for a given Meet (to raise funds for the Club).
  • Refreshment sales

    Help to raise invaluable funds for the Club by selling cakes and other food/drink items that have been donated for the Meet.
  • Runners

    Does the jobs that the computer operators need help with (e.g. put up heat sheets and results for swimmers to see)
  • Swimmers' Sign-in/out

    Present at the door to ensure all swimmers are registered to the races they are doing and withdraw from those they no longer want to do.
  • Team Manager

    Adults who've completed the team manager's training (TM L1 or TM L2) who help organise swimmers at local Meets (TM L1) or overseas/overnight camps (TM L2). This role leaves the Coaches free to coach the swimmers.
  • Volunteers' Coordinator

    In advance of the Meet, receives offers of help, chases extra helpers, allocates people to volunteer roles and helps ensure the smooth running of the Meet.