SHY Swim Team Family Volunteer Expectations


SHY Swim Team and its coaching staff, like all other swim teams, rely on our parent involvement to be successful. SHY parents support the swimmers, coaching staff and the local swimming community by volunteering at meets, organizing social events, fundraising, etc. If all families volunteer, the burden can be spread and not fall on a few overextended parents. While there is no work bond option, there are monetary fines for missing volunteer and timing assignments (see “Fine Policy” below). The volunteer commitment required by parents for being a part of the SHY Swim Team follows with a brief description of how it is implemented.


FINE POLICY FOR MISSED ASSIGNMENTS – if a missed assignment occurs without the family finding a replacement, the following fines will be added to the swimmer’s Team Unify account. Fines not paid off in a timely manner, may prevent the swimmer(s) from entering in future meets.


With the exception of the $100.00 fine for 8 & Under Championships, the following will be held for all SHY and Non-SHY Hosted Invitational & Dual Meets.


DUAL MEETS – One parent from each family will volunteer for at least 3 dual meets for each team on which they have swimmers.


SHY HOSTED INVITATIONAL MEETS – One parent will work all SHY hosted meets that their swimmer attends. Families with swimmers not in these SHY-hosted meets are not required to volunteer (but are more then welcome to).



8 & UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS – One parent will work one shift, regardless of their swimmers’ age(s) or meet attendance. The meet will be held the weekend of February 2-3, 2019.

NON-HOSTED INVITATIONAL MEETS – One parent should be available to time at all invitational meets your swimmer attends, including Finals.


COMMITTEES – one parent should volunteer for at least one committee.


Download document: Invitational Timing Policy 2018-19