4003 W. 14th St. Rd. Greeley, CO 80634
Swim Team Program Registration Form
The Bittersweet Barracudas Swim Team Program is limited to the first 100 swimmers who register. Members of the Bittersweet Swimming & Tennis Association (BSTA) may begin early registration now through May 15, 2018. Registration for remaining slots begins May 16, 2018. Placement on the team is not guaranteed. Non-members may mail their forms and fees at any time and the paperwork will be processed May 16.
2018 Fees: BSTA Members: $85 per swimmer Non-members: $120 per swimmer
2018 Volunteer Deposit: $200 per family
2018 Fundraising Commitment: $50 per family (check or participation in fundraiser)
Requirements: Swimmers ages 6-18 are welcome to participate. No swim team experience is necessary. However, each child must have reached level 4 or beyond of the American Red Cross Swim Instruction classes or equivalent. Those 8 & under must be able to swim at least 25 meters unassisted (1 length of the pool) and 9 & over must be able to swim 50 meters (2 lengths of the pool). We strongly recommend a physical exam prior to beginning the season.
Each swimmer and/or family must submit all required fees, deposits, and forms (Registration, Waiver of Liability & Release, and Swim Team Agreement) to be considered for participation. Fundraiser commitment must be submitted before swimmer(s) will be entered in the Conference Championship meet (mid-July).
Are there any medical conditions or allergies of which the coaches need to be aware? Y N
If yes, please specify (include child’s name):
Mail this registration form and your two (2-3) checks (one for $200 and one for the "Total Due" above and one for your fundraising commitment) to:
Volunteer Job Descriptions
Listed below is a brief description of the volunteer positions that need to be filled for every meet. None of the jobs are especially difficult and simple training is provided as needed; however, some of the positions do require attending special training sessions and some positions are better suited for our more experienced swim parents (Announcer, Starter & Heater for example). If you are brand new to the summer swim league, the jobs of timer, runner, set up, take down, pit parent, and ribbons are good places to start.
ANNOUNCER/ TWITTER FEED/ COMPUTER: 1 per meet. Works closely with the Starter & Coach to keep the meet running smoothly. The announcer will need to anticipate flow based on the number of swimmers, the stroke, the number of lengths to be swum, and the age of the swimmers. Training is required for this position.
STARTER: 1 per meet. Starts each event with the announcement of the age and stroke and the words "SWIMMERS TAKE YOUR MARK", pauses to make sure that all swimmers are motionless, and then gives an electronic sound or a blast of a whistle. He/She shall be the sole judge of FALSE STARTS and all false starts shall be
restarted. This individual must be trained for this position.
LANE TIMERS: 8 per meet. Records the swimmer’s time. Each timer is provided a stopwatch and assigned a lane; there are two timers for each lane. All two times are recorded and the middle time becomes the official time. Timers are assigned to work the entire meet. This job gives you the best view of the pool and the swimmers during their races.
HEATER: 2-3 per meet. They are the key to keeping a meet on schedule. Responsible for lining up the swimmers by event, heat and lane and getting them to the starting blocks in the correct order and on time. Assigned to work for one half of the meet. This job gives you the chance to see your swimmer immediately before his/her event. This position is not recommended for parents new to swim team.
RUNNER: 1 per meet. Responsible for obtaining the completed event cards and DQ forms for each race from the timers. The cards and DQ forms are delivered to the data entry table. The job title is very descriptive. Runners should have good tennis shoes that work well on slippery wet surfaces. Assigned to work the whole meet. This job keeps you moving around at the poolside and the time passes quickly. May fill in for timer during restroom break.
DATA ENTRY: 1-2 per meet. Responsible for entering data from time sheets and verifying data entered. Assigned to work whole meet. With this job, you see the race results before anyone else.
RIBBONS: 1-2 next day after swim meet. Places labels on ribbons; sorts and files ribbons into swimmer file folder. Assigned to work for one half of the meet. This job keeps you sitting down and out of the sun but will require you to work the next day or so after the meet is over.
SET UP/TAKE DOWN: 1-2 per meet. Sets up the pool area for the swim meet. Moves deck chairs, starting blocks, sets up canopies, announcer stand etc. This position requires time on the evenings prior to home meets and early mornings prior to the start of away meets (depending on restrictions of various teams regarding set up
times). During the last few minutes of a meet the crew begins taking down and storing items in preparation for vacating the pool immediately after the meet. Away meets may also require transporting the equipment back to Bittersweet Pool for storage.