Participants must have passed level 5 of swim lessons or is able to perform freestyle and backstroke for at least 100 yards without stopping, as well as butterfly and breaststroke for at least 25 yards.
Volunteers are an important key in making meets successful: it takes approximately 60 volunteers each meet. Volunteering is a great way to see the meet up close and enjoy the energy of the competition. Without your help, we are unable to run an efficient and effective meet. You will receive your $40 volunteer refund if you or a representative for your family volunteers for at least 2 swim meets.
Swim meet volunteer positions:
Timers: (16) verifies start and end times of swimmers. One timer is needed for each lane.
Starter/announcer: (1) starts the events/races via the pa system and calls for swimmers in next event, all while keeping the meet on schedule.
Clerk of the course: (2) ensures all swimmers are aware of their scheduled events prior to the meet and that all swimmers arrive at the zoo when their event is called.
Zookeeper: (3) puts swimmers in order by heat and event, and ensures that they are ready to swim.
Awards table: (2) assists in handing out ribbons and awards to swimmers.
Runners: (2) delivers cards from the timers to the awards table.
Place judges: (2 ) judges 1st – 6th place and arranges the swimmers in order according to finishing position.
Stroke & turn judge: (4) we will provide training for stroke & turn judges. Training will take place online through the head coach. We have to have at least 4 for every meet.
There are no refunds once payment has been received; however, if the swimmer cannot participate in the season after sign-ups for any reason outside of a medical issue (doctor’s note required), we will issue a prorated credit for future LSR7 Aquatic Center use in the amount of $90 prior to one week before the first practice, and $45 within one week of the first practice. Cancellation once practices have begun will not receive a credit of any amount.
This refund policy excludes the volunteer refund. See volunteer section.