Contact the swim team coordinators listed on the Contacts page with any questions or interest in volunteering.
General jobs last throughout the season, as opposed to jobs that are done only during swim meets. General jobs include:
Plan and host the end-of-season team banquet, which takes place in late July. Tasks include menu planning, decorating, obtaining food, setting up for the banquet, serving dinner, and cleaning up (with the help of many volunteers).
Someone with multimedia experience and/or interest takes the photos taken throughout the season and put them together with music to create a slideshow for the team banquet.
Communicates Barracudas information to parents, coaches, and swimmers. Updates Barracudas portion of BSC web site, and maintains team bulletin board at the BSC.
Represents the Barracudas at Eastern Swim Association (ESA) meetings several times each year. Is familiar with ESA and USA Swimming rules and regulations. Sets up for and manages all aspects of home meets not supervised by the referee. Ensures there are volunteers to fill meet official and helper positions at home and away meets. Reports meet scores to ESA president after each meet. Attends all meets. Provides support to coaches and acts as liaison between coaches and parents. Manages team registration process and maintains updated list of swimmer information.
Help generate and implement ideas to raise money for the swim team throughout the year. (Swim team fees do not cover the cost of operating the swim team or holding the banquet each season.) Tasks include writing and delivering sponsor request letters, and following up on them.
The team needs an amateur photographer to take individual and team photos, and take photos at meets thoughout the seasons.
These volunteer jobs happen only during swim meets.
Home Meets: For home meets, the team needs a referee, a starter, and an announcer; a stroke judge and a turn/finish judge; three timers; a runner; a scorekeeper; a person to prepare ribbons, and a person to help manage younger swimmers. The team also needs 6-8 concession stand volunteers and a person to sell 50/50 tickets.
Away Meets: For away meets, the team needs a stroke/finish judge, a start/turn judge; three timers; and a scorekeeper.
Training is available for all meet officials and other volunteers. Click for details about these jobs.