Volunteer Commitment


Calgary Swordfish Swim Club Casino & Volunteer Commitments

**New 2019 - Casino Commitment - all families must submit a $200 deposit cheque for our Sept 16 & 17, 2019 casino.  All members will be asked to volunteer for the casino and if you can not attend or can not find a replacement for your shift your casino cheque will be deposited.  Swordfish rely heavily on casino funding to run our programs, keeping fees affordable.


Volunteer Commitment

 Each swim family must perform the following volunteer duties. If a family is unable to fulfill these commitments their commitment cheque of $300.00 will be cashed.

 All members must:

  • Complete 4 volunteer shifts + Casino Shift
    • 1 shift must be at the July Swordfish swim meet
  • Complete at minimum a Level 1 online officials course (not credited toward a “shift’, this course is taken one time and does not need to be renewed yearly)

Credit for a volunteer “shift” is given to any member who completes any of the following:

  • Completes a volunteer “shift” at any club attended swim meet, a shift is defined by that swim meet as a morning, afternoon or evening session. This includes all volunteer positions required at a swim meet. (timer, safety marshal, stroke & turn, marshal, hospitality staff, etc)
  • Completes a Level 2 or 3 Official Course(s) in the current swim season
  • Takes on a coordinating or mentoring role at our Swordfish/Regionals or Provincial Swim meet (Head Marshall, Hospitality Room Coordinator, etc)
  • Volunteers for our Casino (credit to the swim season of the year the casino was worked)
  • Food Donations for the Swordfish or Regional Swim Meet will be considered for credit if approved by the Swordfish Volunteer Coordinator prior to the donation being made (food donations for Swordfish social functions is not considered for volunteer shifts)
  • No credit is given for participation (officials) in our “mini” meet or any other swim meet outside of our schedule


Key Volunteer Roles

Participation in one of our key roles is equivalent to fulfilling the full volunteer requirements;

  • Board of Directors: President, Vice President(s), Treasurer, Registrar, Secretary, Volunteer Coordinator, Director Pools, Director Coaches, Meet Manager, Coaches


Secondary key roles are the equivalent of fulfilling 3 volunteer shifts:

  • Swim Suit & Apparel Coordinator
  • Social Coordinator
  • Casino Coordinator

Volunteer coordinator -  Nora Low ( noralow8@gmail.com) will coordinate and track all volunteer shifts, please contact her if you have any questions.



Swordfish Volunteer Commitment Form


PRINTABLE COPY of Swim Alberta Form

Swim Alberta Form


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