PARENT VOLUNTEER & ATTENDANCE AGREEMENT FORM
Parent Volunteer Agreement
Meadows Marlins swim teams is a parent-run organization. More than 100 individuals are needed for each swim meet to run effectively; therefore,
parents are The summer league season has a minumum of four dual meets against other teams in the area (usually five per season), plus Mock Meet, Preliminaries, Finals, and All-Stars. Each family is REQUIRED to volunteer in order for their children to swim. to work REQUIRED Mock Meet and 6 additional volunteer slots (half meet periods). All parents whose children qualify and swim at Preliminaries (Meet-Of-Champs) and Finals (All-Stars)are required to volunteer in addition to the minimum regular season 6 points. The Marlins Swim Team Board reserves the right to remove a swimmer from any meet due to a family either failing to meet their volunteer points, or for refusing to volunteer at any regular season swim meet or any post season swim meet their swimmer is competing in. Practice Agreement
The success of a swimmer is heavily determined by their attending all practices. There is an expectation that all swimmers will attend all available practices. In the event that any swimmer is unable to attend a practice, one of the coaches should be notified immediately. Practice attendance is taken into consideration when allowing a swimmer to compete at a swim meet, and that includes what they are to be competing in at that meet.
No spot on our competition team is guaranteed. Coaches and the Meadows Board have the right to determine if a swimmer will be allowed to compete for the team in any event or any swim meet. Both the Team's needs and the individual swimmer's needs are taken into consideration for these decisions.
Meet Attendance Agreement
Marlin swimmers must attend 3/4 of the available regular season swim meets. When you register, you must do so with the intent of swimming the entire season (excluding Mock Meet, Prelims, Finals, and All-Stars). We understand that swimmers may have to miss a meet due to illness, a family emergency or some other unavoidable situation. Every season, the Marlins Swim Team fills up quickly and we start a wait list; if you register without the intent of swimming all season, this is unfair to those who are willing to make this commitment. We rely heavily on parent volunteers to run our meets and if several families leave before the season is over, this makes it difficult to manage and run our meets efficiently. It also places an undue burden on our other Marlin families. If you do not fulfill the meet attendance or volunteer requirements, you could be placed on the Wait List for the following season. Thank you for your cooperation!
Any family that is deficient in serving volunteer hours will be assigned a fee based on hours completed in order to sign up for future seasons.
- There will be a $50 Flat fee for being deficient
- An additional $25 will be assessed per point causing that deficiency
(ex: complete 5 out of 6 points. Next season you will be assessed an additional $75 ($50 for the deficiency and $25 for the point))
In the event you believe you will not be able to complete your volunteer obligations to the team, please let the VP of Volunteers or another Board member know immediately so that we can make every effort to help you come up with an alternative. The Board recognizes that there can be special circumstances, and wants to work with families to come up with a solution. The Marlins Board is not obligated nor required to present you with an alternative.
By signing below, you agree to fulfill your volunteer duties and agree to the Meadows Marlins meet attendance requirement.
YES, I AGREE.
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