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Volunteer Information

It takes about 40 parent volunteers to host every home meet in the summer and we have 3-4 home meets throughout the season.  

We rely on our parents to volunteer at every home meet.  Below is a list of the different types of volunteer positions we need filled for our home meets.  

Some jobs are much easier than others.  Timing and working in the concessions stand are easier jobs to step into for a first time family.  Other jobs like officiating and running Hytek take training but we are always happy to have new officials and someone to run the meet software.  We will provide training for any of the jobs and most jobs will also give you the BEST view for your swimmers' events!  All volunteer sign-ups take place on our website only.  You can sign-up for your volunteer job at the same time you sign your swimmer up for a swim meet.

EVERY family MUST sign up to volunteer at home meets.

Volunteer Jobs include, but are not limited to:

  • Setup- Everyone helps to set up for home meets.  Meet at the pool about 7:45pm on Friday night before a home swim meet.   We will pull many large items out of the shed and setup on the pool deck, setup tables, put up pop-up tents, chairs, signs, concessions stand (if its in the Turk Shelter) and put the lanes lines in.
  • Concessions- At home meets, cooking / serving from the Turk Shelter or Lion's Shelter. When your swimmer swims, you are able to go and watch the event.
    • In addition to volunteering, every family is required to donate a $20 concession fee per home swim meet. Because of this, we will not ask for food donations for the concession stand throughout the season.
  • Announcer- Announce events and play music. Bring the energy and the fun will follow! Report by 7:30 am through the end of the meet.
  • Timers- Stand at the lanes with a stopwatch to record times and enjoy the BEST view of your swimmer! We need 14 timers per meet. NOTE: Rules state that anyone, other than coaches, on the pool deck are neutral and cannot cheer for their swimmer or any swimmers. Subs are available if you want to cheer for your child.
  • Officials- Training is required for this duty. If interested, please contact Trisha Sutherland. We need to provide officials at all meets - home and away.
  • Deck Runners- Pick up cards from timers and give to the Hy-tek (results) table. Need 2 per meet.
  • Clerk of Course (Staging)- Organize swimmers into their lanes and get them to staging area to pool deck before event. Takes 4-5 volunteers per meet.
  • Hy-Tek- Training is required for this duty. Enter swimmers times into the computer program.
  • Tear Down/Clean Up-- All families are responsible for cleaning up the team area in the park, help the concession stand put everything away, cleanup the pool deck and put lane lines away. Meets are usually over before 12:00 Noon.
  • Ribbon Distribution- Organize ribbons for our team and the opposing team after scores are entered. Two volunteers are needed per met.
  • All swimmers and parents are asked to assist in cleaning up their areas after both home and away meets.
  • Parents are responsible for your children's (swimmers and non-swimmers) behavior at all Barracuda activities including practices, meets, and special events.

BARRACUDA BOARD - If you are interested in joining the Mazo Swim Team board or helping to run/organize other specific areas of Barracudas, please contact any board member listed on our website.

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