Volunteer Requirement Policy:

A family member must work each session that their swimmer(s) is competing. Swimming is a great experience for children. It helps them to gain confidence, learn a healthy and active lifestyle, and understand the importance of setting goals and how to react to performance appropriately. In order for the development to occur we need to provide our kids competitive experiences (swim meets). The better the experience at each meet the more productive the experience. Team dues do not cover the operating cost associated with the team. It is necessary to run meets so that the team can exist. It is the responsibility of the host team to provide the best experience possible. As the host, our effort not only benefits our kids but all of the kids who participate. We will undertake these opportunities with a team mentality.


The following describes the options each family has to provide support at the meets we host.

1. The meet schedule will be announced before the start of each season. An email will be sent to each family when a meet opens,

2. Every family is responsible for working at the meets in which their kids are entered, if you cannot volunteer, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP YOUR SWIMMER IN THE MEET.
At home meets families have 2 options:

  1. Sign up to work a job for each session your child is entered in the meet.

  2. Officiate each session your child is entered in the meet

3. Families must choose their option at the time of registration. Accounts without declared volunteer hours will be randomly assigned to an open shift.

4. When Bulldog Swimming the host of a CT Championship or Speedo Championship meet, every family (both entered in the meet and not) will have their choice of options listed above.

5. When Bulldog Swimming attends a meet hosted by another club each family will time for 1 session per kid entered in the meet. In the case there are more than enough families present, responsibilities will be divided by event. In the case there are not enough families present a contingency plan will be made after the 1st shift of timing has been fulfilled.

6. Not fulfilling volunteer responsibilities will incurr in a $100 fine.



Running organized and profitable meets are the primary fundraisers for the team. Home meets provide our membership with some of the best opportunities for competition. All competitive swimmers will be charged meet entry fees for home meets regardless of  participation (unless qualifying standards apply). Our  goal is to have 100% volunteer  participation, motivated  by an appreciation for Crimson Aquatics and the sport of  Swimming.  Due  to  the importance  of  successful  fundraising,  and  to be fair to those who willfully volunteer, parents are expected to fulfill their work/volunteer requirements. Volunteers have the opportunity to choose their assignment/job; such as timing, by  signing up on our web site.