**Volunteer Sign Ups & Important Updates from the Coaches!!**
Hello Barracuda Families!
My name is Melea Connett and I am the Volunteer Coordinator
for this swim season. I will be working to make sure we fill all the volunteer
jobs so that each meet can run efficiently and smoothly. Please take a moment
and read this entire email. It’s a long one, but there are important dates and
a note from the coaches. Also, a bonus opportunity to help with a mock meet THIS
Each family is responsible for working 3 shifts for
the season. I know we have many new families this year so I am going to
try and explain the requirements and specifics as best as I can. Each meet is
divided into two shifts. The 1st shift will be events #1-40 and includes
our younger swimmers. If you only have younger children, you will want to only
sign up for 1st shift jobs so that when your swimmer is done, you
will also be done with your volunteer responsibilities. The 2nd
shift is for events #41-80 and has the older swimmers’ events.
There are several different types of jobs that you can
volunteer for. See the list below with the responsibilities for each.
*Bull Pen/Staging—This position is combined this year to minimize
the volunteers on the deck. These volunteers will work together to keep the
children in the appropriate areas and help them line up in the appropriate lanes
when their event is called.
*Set Up—This position is for volunteers that can be early to
the meets and help set up the pool deck. It will require lifting and moving
chairs and taping off certain areas to prepare for the meet.
*Clean Up-This position will stay after the meet is over to
help put the pool deck back in order for the club the next day. Will require
lifting and moving chairs, cleaning up the pool deck and getting it back in proper
order. (High School Students may sign up for this to fulfill their family requirements)
*Ribbons—This position will get the print offs after the
meets and put the stickers on the ribbons to have them ready to hand out on the
following Monday practice.
*Runner—This position is responsible for collecting the time
cards in an orderly manner and dropping them off at the scoring table.
*Stroke/Turn Judge—This position ensures that the rules
relating to the style of swimming designated for the event are being observed
and also ensures that, when turning or finishing, the swimmer complies with the
turning and finishing rules applicable to the stroke used. (Must be certified
for this position)
*Timer—This position is required to stay in a lane and time
as for each event. There will be a head timer that will help make sure you know
how to work the timers and there are also two back up timers for each shift.
The job sign ups will go live tonight at 9:00pm and
will remain open until Tuesday, June 1st @ 10:00am. Please take the
time to go and select the shifts and jobs you prefer!
Steps for signing up:
>Login to bhcc.swimtopia.com
>Click on Calendar
>Click one of the meets in the right-hand column under “Upcoming
>On the far-right side of each meet there is a green box “Job
Sign Up”, click on each meet to select a minimum of 3 shifts per family
If you have questions about how to sign up or have any issues
with the sign-up process, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell
IMPORTANT UPDATES FROM THE COACHES!!!
Wednesday (5/26): We are planning to have a mock
meet. This will be held during your child’s normal swim practice time. Each
swimmer will swim a 25 or 50 (depending on their age) of every stroke they can
swim proficiently. This serves as a baseline for the coaches and swimmers to
know their times going into the season.
**We need volunteers for this mock meet!** This
will not count towards your 3 shifts for the season, but is a great opportunity
to help the team and see your swimmer swim! I need 8 timers for the 4:30
practice and 8 timers for the 5:40 practice. Please send me an email if you are
willing to help with this on Wednesday!
Thursday (5/27): We will NOT have practice.
Monday (5/31): We will NOT have practice due
to Memorial Day.
Tuesday (6/1): Morning practice will begin!! Please
see the website for practice times and plan to have your child(ren) at practice
on time and ready to swim!
You made it to the end! 😊 Thank you so much in advance for being willing
to help to make this a great season! Feel free to reach out if you have any
Melea Connett, Volunteer Coordinator
Coach Lauren, Coach Davis, Coach Kali, Coach Boomer and