The New Trier Swim Club is a parent run organization that requires a commitment from all member families, not just those involved in the day-to-day management of the Club. Unlike many other sports your child may be involved in, running swim meets and other fundraisers requires a tremendous amount of manpower and parental involvement.
As an example, to properly run one session of a meet like Shark Frenzy, we need 40-44 volunteers to fill the critical jobs of Officials, Computer Table, Announcer, Check-in, Admissions, Volunteer Coordinator, Hospitality/Concessions, Timers, Head Timer, Runners, Bull Pen and Safety Marshal. Most of our meets consist of 4 or sometimes 5 sessions. That means we need a total of 160-220 warm bodies over the course of the meet weekend. Even smaller scale Dual Meets require people to fill most of these positions. So when we say we need parents to volunteer, we really mean it. And, we hope this helps explain why this Volunteer Policy is necessary.
To ensure that the burden of these tasks is evenly divided among all families, the following policy is in effect. Please review the policy, and all other information on this page, prior to registering your child for the club.
Parent Volunteer Policy
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Expectations for Timers at Away Meets
Finding your Replacement Timer
Safety Marshall Guidelines