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Tidal Waves Volunteer Requirement

  • EACH TIDAL WAVE FAMILY  is required to commit to and complete five(5) meet volunteer shifts during the regular season meets. A family with multiple swimmers will be asked to work more shifts.
  • If your swimmer(s) is entered into a Pre/Post-Season Meet, your family is required to work 1 shift per meet.
  • If there is a greater need for parent participation, a family with multiple swimmers will be asked to work 2 shifts. 
  • Swimming with the Tidal Waves is affordable because our team is run by volunteers. Some of our families choose to volunteer all season (and beyond) on our Tidal Wave Board, which we encourage and appreciate. The Board plans and coordinates our meets and events, hires coaches, and works with the SHRSL to make our team run. But when it comes to swim meet days, it takes about 100 volunteers per meet to run an efficient and successful meet, so we need everyone!

Background Check

It is a league requirement that all volunteers who have direct contact with swimmers have a background check at least every 3 years. Positions such as Coaches, Age Group Parent, Ready Bench Coordinators, Stroke Judges and Board Members.

  When entering your information, please do not enter your driver’s license number. Instead, enter Teal Run in the driver’s license field. Thank you for your cooperation!

 To complete background check Click here


Our meets are generally held on Monday evenings in June and July. (See the Schedules tab on the website for details.) Specific meet timing information is emailed and posted on our website before each meet, but for planning purposes, expect that first-half volunteers usually arrive around 3:30-4:00 PM, and second-half volunteers arrive around 6:00 PM. Times vary for home and away meets.

Any adult member of your family may volunteer at our meets (minimum age is 16). A few jobs, like Stroke Judge & Starter, require in-person training, but most of our jobs are easily learned from our experienced volunteers or from our website.

We understand that fitting volunteer shifts into your busy family and work schedule requires planning. Arriving on time for your chosen shifts is required for your volunteer commitment. If you are unsure about which jobs might be best for your family’s volunteers, our volunteer coordinators or board members are happy to suggest jobs that best match your needs.


The May 31st is the deadline to sign up for all 5 meet commitments. Volunteer signup is completed via our website. When registration opens – this is when options and shift times are the greatest. Fair warning that the most popular jobs fill up quickly!


A refundable  deposit based on the number of swimmers,  $150 for first swimmer, additional $50 for second swimmer and $25 per additional swimmer there after. Volunteer deposit is due at registration and no later than the first day of practice. The credit card on file during registration will not be charged and will only be charged if volunteer obligations are not met. If a registered swimmer does not have a volunteer representative during a swim meet that they are participating in the deposit will be forfeited. Make sure to sign in on the day you volunteer to get credit.

However, the team would much rather have your time and commitment than your money – the deposit is NOT a buyout option. Your check/credit card number is held and will not be deposited/charged  unless you do not complete your family’s volunteer requirement.

Please note that families who do not sign up for and complete their required volunteer shifts will not qualify for early registration discount for the 2020 season.

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