Family Participation

Family Participation

Dive Into The 2023 Swim Season!

The Kingsgate Royals Swim Team is run by family participation. It succeeds only with parent support; without this support, the program cannot function.

All families are expected to share in this responsibility equally and should be prepared to participate at every home meet and at least half of all away meets.

It takes 70~ volunteers to successfully host a Home meet and Midlakes requires that a team provide 1 timer per lane and officials at every Away meet including Championship Meets. Additionally we have seasonal positions that families with younger swimmers can commit to, ensuring they can be available to their swimmer during meets. Contact our Kingsgate Royals Volunteer Co-ordinator for more information.

Volunteer Positions

Our Volunteer positions are currently under review for the 2023 season. Below is a list of past jobs families signed up to work at Home meets.

  • Timing: Using a stopwatch to mark a swimmer’s time at both home and away meets.
  • Hospitality/Concessions: Provides concession help (cashier/serving/cooking/clean-up) at home meets.
  • Runner/Parking: directs home lot parking before the meet (1st half runner); runs timing sheets and stroke and turn sheets to data entry, other tasks as needed by the Head Parent Volunteer, Head Concessions Volunteer, or Starter. Helps with parking lot clean up after the meet (2nd half runner)
  • Set Up: Involves setting up barriers, setting up computer area, roping off areas, bleachers and other deck set up.
  • Staging: Helps to organize swimmers behind blocks before races.
  • Stroke & Turn Judge (requires training): Provides impartial judgment to determine if strokes are performed correctly.
  • Starter (requires training): Starts swimming events and ensures a fair race.
  • Announcer: Announces current swim event, those upcoming, and Meet announcements.
  • Awards: Attaches result labels to the back of ribbons in real time through the end of home meets.
  • Tear Down/Clean up: Involves putting away barriers, covering the pool, cleaning up the pool surroundings.