Union Aquatics Club
Union Aquatics Club

Get Involved

Are you curious about getting more involved with UNAC?  We would love to have you!  We appreciate any help you are willing to give to UNAC!

Parents are always welcome to attend our monthly UNAC Board meeting.  You can sit and listen or be put on the agenda if you have something specific to discuss.

 

Officiating

Officials are needed!  USA Swimming and Niagara provide excellent education and support for development of swim officials.  UNAC currently has 2 certified officials; both of which no longer have swimmers associated with the club.  We are in critical need of parent volunteers to pursue officiating.  There are benefits to the club for adding new officials, and for officials advancing to additional roles.   Officials begin as "Stroke and Turn" judges; after completing adequate experience there are opportunities to become a starter, chief judge, and referee.  You'll gain a more complete understanding of the strokes, sport, and competition activities, and have one of the best positions to see the meet!

Please be aware that if adequate officiating coverage is not available for a sanctioned meet, none of the times for that meet will be considered valid by USA Swimming.  This has actually occurred within the last year at an STSL meet held by the Western group.  By volunteering you'll help your child, your club and other clubs within the Southern Tier Swim League, and the Niagara LSC.  Please consider being an official.  

 

Swim Meet Volunteers

UNAC requires parents to volunteer at swim meets hosted by UNAC.  Here is a little more information about positions that our volunteers are required to fill:

Announcer  -  This volunteer helps with announcing during the meet.

Awards Organizer  -  Volunteers are needed at the Silvers and Sertoma meets.  Awards from the Silvers meet are done the week following Silvers.  A report is generated showing results of each heat.  Labels are printed to attach to the medals and ribbons.  Everything is sorted and placed in bags to be given to each club before the end of the meet.  Awards for the Sertoma meet are done at Sertoma meet so teams can take their awards with them at the end of the meet.

Concession Sales  -  During the meet, food is sold. 

Event Results Runner  -  This volunteer takes event results from the timing table and posts them on a designated wall at the meet.

50/50 Raffle Sales  -  During some meets, we sell chances to win a 50/50 raffles.  The volunteer selling for the 50/50 raffle can sit at the table with the program sales volunteer and/or go to the bleachers to sell.

Head Timer  -  The head time has two stopwatches and starts both at the beginning of each heat.  These stopwatches are on hand in case any of the lane timers need a replacement stopwatch during the heat.

Heat Organizer  -  One or two volunteers help with seeding the 10 and under swimmers.  These young swimmers need to be lined up in order of heat and lane per event.

Event Results Runner  -  This volunteer takes event results from the timing table and posts them on a designated wall at the meet.

Meet Marshal  -  Each swim meet must have a male and female meet marshal.  The meet marshals control the crowd and swimmer flow at a meet.  According to USA Swim, Meet Marshals are in charge of warm ups.  The Meet Marshals determines when the pool is open for warm ups, feet first entry and determines what time and which lanes are open for one-way sprints (typically handled by our timing table/announcer at the meet).

Program Sales  -  Beginning during warms ups for each session, programs (heat sheet) are sold.   This person will also help with concessions.

Set Up  –  We need people to help set up any meet UNAC hosts.  This may include setting up necessary tables/chairs, making sure stopwatches are working, getting timer clipboards ready, etc.

Tear Down  -  We need people to help tear down any meet UNAC hosts.  This may include folding necessary tables/chairs, putting supplies away, checking that the pool area is clean, etc.

Timer  -  A timer stands at the end of the lane with stopwatch.  This volunteer starts the timer when the heat begins, stops the timer at the end of the heat and records the time.  A lane timer is the third backup for time.