LOP Piranhas Swim Team

SFSL Champions 1998 - 2011

Who Needs to Volunteer?  As a competitive/recreational swim team, we participate in weekly swim meets.  Swim meets are run solely by volunteers.  There are no hired officials or paid volunteers, just average moms and dads spending a Saturday with their kids.  It is incumbent upon each and every family to perform a minimum level of volunteer duties.


Standard Requirement:  Each family is required to work a total of four (4) volunteer shifts per regular swim season, and one (1) shift at Champs.

Volunteer Positions:  There are a variety of volunteer positions available (see complete list below) that can accommodate just about every need and ability (don't worry if you are not a swimming expert!).  Volunteer positions, time and dates are assigned on a "first come, first served" basis at the annual Registration Event.  If you cannot make this event, you will still be allowed to sign up for volunteer hours, but will be limited to the available remaining positions.

Records the swimmer's time for each event.  You will be shown how to use a stopwatch, how to read/record the time and how to yell "BACKUP" in case of a watch failure or malfunction. 
Backup Timer
Duties are the same as Lane Timer.  This time will be used in the event of a technical problem.
Ribbon Writer
Works in computer room putting labels on ribbons.  Take a break when your child is swimming!
Time Sheet Runner
Collects time slips from the Lane Timers.  Brings them to the computer room. 
Water Runner
Distributes small cups of water to all volunteers at the meet.
Snack Bar Workers
 Easy - Moderate
Servers - Organize, restock, assist with sales of snack bar items including hot food.
Cash Register - Responsible for handling money, calculating orders and giving change.
BBQ Cook - Hottest job around the pool!  Must be clean and have some experience in cooking large volumes of hamburgers and hot dogs.
Organizes swimmers so they are ready before their event. Swimmers report to the staging area when their event is announced. Stagers get the swimmers  organized by lane into the proper order for their events and heats. The job is critical in making the swim meet run smoothly and on time. 
Event Setup and Cleanup
Setup/Cleanup the Event area: tables, chairs, EZ Ups, trash cans, pick up trash, etc.  Helps the Meet Manager with setting up the PA and Starting Systems. 
Computer Support
Works in computer room organizing time slips and assisting the computer person inputting swim times. Take a break when your child is swimming!
Stroke and Turn Judge
Must have completed required training.  This is an official position.