Waldo County YMCA
157 Lincolnville Ave.
Belfast, Maine 04915
2013 Bluefish Swim Team
Swim meets are
long (sometimes very long!) but they are also lots of fun. Attending a
swim meet is one of the best ways to make friends and get to know the
people on the team. Information about Warm Up and Start Times are updated
on our Website, team calendar, and the team bulletin board. It is important
to only sign up for a swim meet if you are committed to attending. Please
notify your coach ASAP if you have to cancel.
Q: Who runs the swim meets?
Besides the Coaches & the Lifeguards everyone at a swim meet is a
Volunteer. That’s pretty incredible especially when you consider
how many people it takes to run a swim meet. Our volunteers include our
timers, officials, laptop & scoreboard operators, concession workers
and deck helpers. The more you become involved in your child’s swimming,
the more connected you will feel with your child(ren) as well as with
the team. Ultimately, the team will benefit from your support and you
will reap the benefits of being involved with your kids, their friends
and getting to know the other families. The club is only as strong and
successful as its parent support base.
Q: Do parents have to stay at swim meets or can they drop off
their children and pick them up later?
It would be preferred that at least one parent or adult attend, especially
if your child is 10 & under. Children of all ages look forward to
their parents watching them compete, and would most likely be disappointed
without their encouragement.
Swim meets are organized and run by parent & staff volunteers, and
parents from all teams are expected to assist in some way at each swim
meet. Even if you trust your child to behave, we still require your help
Some of the stations that need to be manned
Lane Timers – We use stopwatches
and a button as backup times for the touchpad’s in each swimmers
race. In case a swimmer does not hit the touchpad or there is a technical
problem; times from the button & stopwatches will be used as official
times for the swim. *A minimum of 12 is needed for each meet.
Stroke and Turn Judges – Ensures
swimmers swim strokes & turns are legal (*This job requires some
Deck Helpers - Assists coaches,
keeps swimmers with the team, and helps find individuals before events.
Laptop/Colorado System - Like
working with computers? We’re always looking for parents to
learn how to use our Hytek Software and run the controls for the meet.
No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn.
Concession Stand - The concession
stand shifts are broken down into 30minute intervals. This is to ensure
parents will be able to see their children compete in races.
Home Meet Clean-up Crew - After
each meet we need help from parents to pick up the deck, balcony area,
put away chairs, timing systems and meet equipment. Many hands make
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United Mid-Coast Charities Agency