Parents are the backbone of our organization.
Recreational swim meets (which typically require at least 50 volunteers each) are entirely run by parents. Parents also organize and lead the many fun activities we do as a team throughout the year. This parent involvement is what makes our LTST community strong, and our team so successful! Most families make lifelong friendships here, and find the experience of working with the team incredibly fulfilling.
Unlike some other recreational sports, swim team is a significant family time commitment and we understand that it might not be for everyone. Please read this page carefully before deciding whether or not to register your child(ren) for swim team.
2023 Parent Job Responsibilities
The Parent Job responsibilities associated with joining Las Trampas Swim Team in 2023 are as follows:
- For the 2023 season, each LTST family is responsible for signing up for 25-30 Job Points (this number will be finalized after swim team registration closes).
- Parent Job descriptions and their associated point values are outlined on the Parent Job Descriptions page.
- Each LTST family is responsible for providing lunch for our Coaches 1 time during the season (with a partner family)
- Parent Job preview days are April 24 and 25.
- Parent Job Signups will open on April 26 at 1:00 PM.
- Families who do not meet the point requirement by signing up on their own will be assigned jobs by the Parent Job Coordinators.
Instructions for Parent Job Signup will be shared here soon.
The job point requirement is subject to change based on total number of meets and the number of LTST families that register for the season.
Families who only have Mudskipper/Sea Pony swimmers, or only have 15-18 year old swimmers are NOT required to work Parent Jobs.
Check In Procedure
The 20-30 minute period before a swim meet or event begins is a very busy time. It is imperative that Parent Job workers arrive for their assigned jobs at the scheduled time, and CHECK IN with the Job Coordinators upon arrival. This ensures that our meets and events can begin on time, in an organized fashion.
We observe a strict “Late / No-Show” policy. Failure to observe the policy results in a fine of $150 per infraction. Fines must be paid before your swimmer will be entered into the next meet. Fines are payable by check, Venmo or PayPal to Las Trampas Swim Team, and coordinated by the team Treasurer, Marisa Lynn.
Failure to check in with the Parent Job Coordinators could result in a Late / No-Show Fine, described HERE.
Thank you for showing your commitment to the LT community by being a helpful, reliable, punctual Seahorse parent.
If you have hired a Substitute to cover your Parent Job, you are required to email the Parent Job Coordinators at least 24 hours before the assigned job check-in time.
Please see detailed policies and descriptions about Parent Job Substitutes HERE. Pay special attention to the Parent Jobs that may NOT be performed by Substitutes.
Parent Job Buyouts
There may be a limited number of Parent Job Buyouts available in 2023. Please email the Parent Job Coordinators if you are interested in a Parent Job Buyout. Buyouts will be $450-500 (price to be confirmed) and exempt you from the 25-30 parent job points.
You will still be responsible for Coaches' Lunch, Battle of the Ages jobs (if you participate) and DCSL Championship Meet jobs.
There are some jobs on the swim team that require specific training, work behind the scenes, and extra time commitment. These “Star Job” positions are critical to the success of our team operations. For the list of Star Jobs & Star Job Holders, please visit our Star Job page. Star Job holders do not work toward a Job Point total, but do provide Coaches' Lunch & work Invitational Jobs if applicable.
Parent Job Coordinators
The Parent Job Coordinators for the 2023 season are Sarah Graff and Heather Kellert.