Parent Participation Contract – 2017-2018 (Check #3)
Please include with your registration deposit a separate check payable to “JG Parent Association” for the parent fee.
Swimming is a volunteer intensive sport. A swim team requires many people to make it run efficiently. Fortunately, our team, both the swimmers and parents have worked very well together producing very successful dual meets but in and out of the water. For the 2017-2018 season we have approximately eight (8) dual meets and one (1) USS Meet (Gator Grid Iron) at our pool. Without parent volunteers, we will have to cut back on these meets, which will limit the number of opportunities that your child has to compete — this is especially true for new swimmers that may not have qualifying times for USS meets.
In order for our meets to run smoothly we are asking parents for:
- Volunteering at a minimum of 3 dual meets (see details below)
- Gator Grid Iron (1 sessions per swimmer MAX 2 sessions per family.)
- $50.00 per swimmer Parent Association Fee – $25 fee to the pool for time/$25 to parent association.
- Be a timer for USA Invitational Meets as needed
- Gator Café Donation – Information on Gator Cafe Donation will go out to the groups. The donation will be a food or beverage item or ShopRite Gift Card at the value of $10.
- Concession Items/Baked Goods to be used at the concessions table at home meets.
Each family who has swimmers that swim the dual meets are asked to work a minimum of 3 dual meets whether home or away. Jobs include but are not limited to Timers, runner, poster, concessions, 50/50, starter, referee, officials, Colorado timing system. An email from signupgenius will be sent on Thursday prior to each meet.
The Jersey Gators Parents Association Board reserves the right to review any member and assess a $100 penalty for lack of participation
GATOR GRID IRON
Parents of ALL Gator swimmers must work the Grid Iron Meet even if your swimmer is NOT participating. Families with 1 swimmer are required to work 1 session. Families with 2 or more swimmers are required to work 2 sessions or 2 parents can work the same session. A Sign-up genius will be emailed approximately 1 month prior to the meet. Any family not signed up will be assigned sessions to work. Any family that does NOT fulfill their volunteer commitment will be charged $150 by the Parent association. The Gator Grid Iron is scheduled for 12/3/17. Please mark your calendar.
USA MEETS (Invitational Meets)
At USS Meets the Gators are given timing assignments by the host team. If your swimmer is entered in a USS Meet and the Gators are given a timing assignment for that session you are expected to time for a part of the meet. The length of time at each meet will vary and depend upon the number of swimmers attending the session. A timing coordinator brings the watch to each meet. A few days prior to the meet, you will receive an email which will have the timing assignments. Any family who officiates will be exempt. If the Gators fail to fulfill the timing assignments swimmers can and have been in the past scratched by the host club from the meet.
If you are not attending the meet, but are assigned a timing role, it is your responsibility to coordinate with another parent to fill your slot.
If you have any questions regarding the following, please contact Parent Association President Cathleen Cronin at email@example.com.