Volunteer Opportunities
The Webster Swim Association, a non-profit organization is directed and managed primarily by parent volunteers. Our major expenses include coaches' salaries and pool rental. In an effort to keep membership fees affordable, families participate in several activities that generate income for the team. These requirements are outlined in our Volunteer Agreement. Additional volunteering opportunities exist beyond those listed on the Member Agreement. Unlike most other youth sports, swimming provides an opportunity for families to participate in various aspects of the sport with your child. We encourage parents to try a variety of meet and teem management related positions; find your niche ~~~~and have fun!

Click HERE for this season's Volunteer Agreement.

Who can volunteer?
Parents are not alone in their ability to fulfill family volunteer obligations. Swimmers and siblings are encouraged to participate in many of the jobs required to run meets. Due to Department of Health regulations, children under the age of 14 cannot touch food or handle money in Concessions. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed to be a lane timer. Other jobs are available for younger children such as being a runner and posting results.

Volunteering at Meets
Invitational Meets are sanctioned events to compete for official times; they are also income sources for host teams. Swimmers pay participation fees to the host team, and the host team provides most of the volunteers to run the meet. The host team retains any profits after expenses for these events. Families will earn volunteer credits for volunteering at swim meets which the BlueFins participate in. Volunteering at a set number of BlueFins hosted meets will help fulfill the volunteer agreement.

LSC meets are sponsored by the Niagara LSC and hosted by area teams or team combinations. Swimmers pay fees to the host team to participate, and the host team provides most of the volunteers to run the meet, and retains any profits after expenses for these events. Parents of participating swimmers may be asked to volunteer as lane timers for LSC Meets hosted by other teams and will earn volunteer credits for doing so. When hosted by the BlueFins, these meets are included with those that can be selected to fulfill the volunteer agreement.

Board of Directors and Committee Positions
Participating on the Board of Directors and/or committee positions provides opportunities to contribute to the overall functioning of the team. This level of volunteering is solicited and appreciated, and allows members to earn additional credits to offset the next season membership fees.

Click HERE for Board and Committee Descriptions.

Volunteering as an Official
Swimming Officials are trained for specific positions required in sanctioned meets. This training is available several times each season. Officials include: Referee, Stroke and/or Turn Judges, Starters, and Administrative Officials. All meets require Officials, making this an invaluable volunteer position. Officials often volunteer to work at meets in which their children are participating, allowing for a pool-side view of all meet activities. Volunteering in this capacity allows members to earn credits to offset the next season's membership fees. To see more on how to become an official - visit
Niagara LSC Officials page.

Non-Board Volunteer Positions
variety of positions are available. Please let us know if you have a specific interest!

Questions about volunteering - please submit them to the Volunteer Committee via email
Any other questions - see WHO TO CONTACT page.

Updated 8/30/2022