Swim Team Family Work Requirements

For Training Groups: Sr 1 & 2, Age Group 1 & 2, Jr 1 & 2

(see below for Sr 3, Age Group 3, & Super 8)

A good portion of the revenue for the swim team comes from hosting meets. Instead of fund raising SSTY requires families to work at all the meets that we are hosting. Families that fulfill their work requirements at a meet will have their swimmer(s)’s entry fees waived for that meet.

During the 2013-2014 season we will conduct four (4) major meets:

YMCA Finalist                   December            13 - 15

A+                             Jan /Feb             31, 1-2

Y-State                    March                21 - 23

SSTY Dist/Sprint           May                   17 - 18

You must provide a worker for the required number of sessions for each meet, EVEN if your swimmer is not competing at a specific meet. The worker can be a family member, friend, the athlete (depending on their age and the position – in general no one under 12, but this is up to the discretion of the Coaches and Volunteer Coordinators), or even a high school student who needs community service hours. Please be sure that the Volunteer Coordinators know if someone outside of your family is working on your behalf. Be aware that only half of each family’s work requirements can be completed on Friday nights.

Please note that work requirement hours will not apply towards the YMCA Invite meet. Experienced volunteers will be asked to help out and train new families. All new families are encouraged to work at the Y-Invite in November to become familiar with the various positions.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR Veteran Families/Transfers

 

Veterans are defined as joining the team BEFORE APRIL 1ST OF THE CURRENT YEAR.  Transfers are those who come from another year round swim team. Veteran/transfer families must work a minimum of 9 sessions:

Distribution of sessions:

1 or 2 sessions at the Finalist

3 or 4 sessions at the A+

2 or 3 sessions at the Y-State

1 or 2 session at the SSTY Dist. / Sprint

 

IF YOUR SWIMMER QUALIFIES FOR A+ FINALS ON SATURDAY NIGHT, YOU MUST WORK THIS SESSION!  THIS INCLUDES RELAY ONLY ATHLETES.

SPECIAL EXCEPTION FOR VETERAN/TRANSFER FAMILIES WHOSE ONLY SWIMMER IS A BOY ON HIS HIGH SCHOOL SWIM TEAM:

Must work a minimum of 8 sessions (2 at Y-Finalist, 2 at A+, 3 at Y-State, 1 at the Dist/Sprint).

REQUIREMENTS FOR New Families

New Families are defined as those joining the team on or after 4/01/ current year).

New families must work a minimum of 5 sessions during the year.

Distribution of sessions:

1 session at the Finalist

1 or 2  session(s) at the A+

1 or 2         session(s) at the Y-State

1 session at the Dist / Sprint

All sign ups are done through your Team Unify account.  The program will "LOCK" on the Tuesday before the meet begins and after that point families are obligated to find their own replacements for their positions if they cannot work.

IF YOUR SWIMMER QUALIFIES FOR A+ FINALS ON SATURDAY NIGHT, YOU MUST WORK THIS SESSION IN ADDITION TO YOUR OTHER REQUIRED A+ SESSIONS

PENALTIES

There will be a $50.00 PER SESSION fine assessed to each family who does not provide a worker for the required number of sessions at a meet. You will be notified of any fines and will have a deadline by which to pay. If you do not work the required number of sessions at a meet, the entry fees for that entire meet will be charged to your escrow account. If you sign up for a session and fail to show there will be a $100.00 PER SESSION fine assessed. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration on a case by case basis, and head coaches will be consulted before making a decision. I understand my family work requirements and will pay the penalties if not in compliance with this agreement. I also understand that session assignments will be on a first come, first served basis.

For Training Groups Sr 3, Age Group 3, & Super 8

Because Sr 3, Age Group 3, & Super 8 register and pay by session, Swim Team Work Requirements are assigned by season.

Veteran Families/Transfers

 

Fall - 2 Sessions

Winter - 4 Sessions

Spring - 2 Sessions

Example of veteran families distribution of sessions:

Fall Meet

2 sessions at the Y Finalist Meet

Winter Meets

2 sessions at the A+

2 sessions at the Y-State

Spring Meets

2 session at the Dist / Sprint

New Families/Transfers

 

Fall - 2 Sessions

Winter - 2 Sessions

Spring- 1 Session

Example of new families distribution of sessions:

Fall Meet

2 sessions at the Y Finalist Meet

Winter Meets

1 or 2  session(s) at the A+

1 or 2         session(s) at the Y-State

Srping Meet

1 session at the Dist / Sprint

All sign ups are done through your Team Unify account.  The program will "LOCK" on the Tuesday before the meet begins and after that point families are obligated to find their own replacements for their positions if they cannot work.

IF YOUR SWIMMER QUALIFIES FOR A+ FINALS ON SATURDAY NIGHT, YOU MUST WORK THIS SESSION IN ADDITION TO YOUR OTHER REQUIRED A+ SESSIONS

PENALTIES

There will be a $50.00 PER SESSION fine assessed to each family who does not provide a worker for the required number of sessions at a meet. You will be notified of any fines and will have a deadline by which to pay. If you do not work the required number of sessions at a meet, the entry fees for that entire meet will be charged to your escrow account. If you sign up for a session and fail to show there will be a $100.00 PER SESSION fine assessed. Extenuating circumstances will be taken into consideration on a case by case basis, and head coaches will be consulted before making a decision. I understand my family work requirements and will pay the penalties if not in compliance with this agreement. I also understand that session assignments will be on a first come, first served basis.