Volunteer Expectations - Iowa City Eels Swim Club

Volunteering with ICE

We need and love our volunteers!

Like the majority of the member clubs of USA-Swimming, ICE follows the model of a parent-run volunteer club. With no administrative staff, the day-to-day business of running the club is done by a volunteer board of directors with the active help of the members of six standing committees. Since it is the active involvement of our families in these committees that ensures the ongoing success of our Club, it is our goal to have every family serve on at least one committee.

Volunteering within ICE is not only a rewarding experience; volunteering ensures that we are able to continue to provide a quality competitive swim program for area youth at prices that are reasonable and affordable. Thousands of hours of volunteer time are needed to put on our swim meets and to keep the club running smoothly. ICE does recognize that all families are very busy and that finding the time to volunteer can be challenging. In order to address the various needs of families, there are multiple ways to meet volunteer requirements before, after, and during a swim meet.

With the help of each family, the work is shared and we all become part of creating a positive athletic experience for our children. Whatever your interests, skills, or availability, opportunities exist to get involved. Volunteerism is both an essential and fun part of club membership!   We truly value and appreciate everything families do for ICE.  Thank you!

Swim Meet Volunteer Requirements

The support of the fantastic parents, family, and friends of ICE swimmers, as well as the swimmers themselves, is critical!  

Meet Volunteer Requirements

Roster Group

Meet Volunteer Points per Season

First Season Families*


Returning Frost, Cubes, Waves, Moray, Seniors


What are "Meet Volunteer Points"?

How do I earn "Meet Volunteer Points"?

How many meets do we host?

Why do we host swim meets?

What happens if I can't/don't volunteer?

How do I keep track of my volunteer points?

Who do I talk to if I have concerns or questions?

If families have challenges or unique circumstances that might justify pro-rating volunteer hours, these should be communicated to the volunteer coordinator.  These will be addressed privately and confidentially on a case-by-case basis by the volunteer coordinator and board, particularly with regard to any potential financial penalty.  

Please contact the ICE volunteer coordinator (meetvolunteers@iceels.org) with questions and concerns as early in the season as possible.

Updated 4/24/18                

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