Support Your Club - 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!

How To Volunteer:

There are many ways that you can volunteer to help the club and its swimmers. If you are interested in becoming a timekeeper, a judge or helping the club in other ways, please contact us on csscmeetteam@gmail.com.

Swim Meet Volunteers 

We need a lot of volunteers to help run a successful meet. Without them, children do not get to compete. From setting up the equipment, supporting the swimmers and clearing up the rubbish at the end. A swim meet maybe split into 2 sessions and will require helpers before, during and after.

Helping at Meets:

Volunteer Roles

Roles Information
Door and Raffle Sells tickets to parents as they come in.
Copying and collation of heat sheets Give heat sheets to coaches and officials.
Rubbish and Vents Clears any rubbish around the pool and reminds swimmers to keep vents clear of bags.
Copying and distributing results Put results up in a public area for parents to see results.
Officials Runner Taking results from officials to the computer team. 
Comp. Steward Moves swimmers around the pool and makes sure they are in the right race.
Medal Table Gives out the medals.
Announcer Does the annoucing.
Computer Team Deals with Hy-Tek. 

 

Some official roles:

Timekeeper

This is the entry level for officiating - minimum age: 14 years old (no maximum!). It is important to have accurate times for races otherwise they cannot become official times.  Training is one theory session followed by a really easy poolside assessment.

Timekeeping

 

Judge

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.

Timekeeping