Our team is run by volunteers. We need participation from all families to make our team successful.
- Each family must fulfill a minimum of 3 volunteer positions during the season.
- This does not apply to families with ONLY Cubs swimmers.
- Each family is required to donate food or drink items to our snack stand for a minimum of two (2) home meets.
- In addition to the above volunteer requirements, we are asking ALL families to help us secure sponsors for our upcoming Championship meet. We are asking each family to get at least ONE sponsor~more details coming!
- We will be creating baskets for raffles for our Champs meet-we are asking for families that are able, to consider donating items needed~more details to come on this!
- We will need LOTS of volunteers to help make our Championship meet successful
These are the minimum requirements. We encourage everybody to volunteer as much as they are willing. Volunteering can be a fun and rewarding experience. If you fulfill the minimum requirements, your $150 check that was submitted along with your registration will be returned to you un-cashed at the end of the season. Below are descriptions of various volunteer opportunities at the swim meets. Links for a Sign Up Genius will be sent out closer to the beginning of the meet season.
Swim Meet Volunteer Descriptions
50/50 Drawing: Sells 50/50 tickets to both teams at a swim meet; winner is chosen at Announcer’s table towards the end of the meet.
Announcer: Operates the Public Address system; announces the events, heats, and swimmers’ names; makes other announcements to keep everyone informed; and announces meet results.
Attendance Monitor: Takes attendance as swimmers arrive at the meet and gives final attendance sheet to the head coach.
Bake/Food Table: At the direction of the Food Coordinator, sets up bake/food table prior to swim meet; sells food during the meets; and helps with clean up after the meet.
Computer Operator: Operates the computer with the meet software, HY-TEK's Meet Manager, to input times, etc. for each race and heat. Training will be provided.
Marshal: Marshals assist swimmers in lining up prior to their events
Ribbons: Separates and places labels on ribbons.
Runner: Runners pick up lane timing sheets from each lane; organizes them in appropriate order by event/heat; and delivers them to the computer operator’s table. They also check with Stroke/Turn Judges for any DQ slips, which are also delivered to the computer operator’s table.
Set-Up/Clean-Up: Assist in setting up and tearing down all equipment required to run the meet. This includes, but is not limited to tables, chairs, tents, flags, and lane lines.
Starter: The official in charge of beginning races and ensuring that the start of each race is fair, without false starts. The starter asks swimmers to step onto the blocks, gives the command for them to take their marks, and signals the start of the race. If there is a false start, the starter will call the swimmers back to the blocks for a fair re-start. PIAA-trained.
Stroke/Turn Judge: These officials are positioned at the sides of the pool. If they see an illegal stroke or turn, they record it on a DQ (Disqualification) slip and hand the slip to the Runner. Training is needed to become a judge. If interested, please inquire with our head coach.
The Macungie Bears Swim team is a member of the Surburban Swim League of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Click here if you are interested in reading the official USA Stroke Rules and Regulations as found on the Suburban Swim League's website.
Timer: Timers stand behind the starting blocks and/or the finish end of the pool. Responsible for using stop watches to time each event, recording these times on timing sheets, and handing the sheets to the Runner. Several timers are needed from our team for each meet.