you can make a difference

At Bluefins, we pride ourselves on providing high-quality coaching and having a well-organised approach to our competitions. But we can't do this without your dedicated support.

 

Bluefins is ran on a non-profit basis, the only paid staff are our coaches and administrators. Our swim meets are vital to the running of the club, provide a platform for our swimmers to excel and to also raise funds that keep the club operating.

 

Running meets requires a dedicated team of volunteers. Here are just some of the volunteer roles:

Officials - Time Keeper

This is the first step to becoming a Swim England Official, recording accurate swim times for your allocated lane/swimmer. Training is a few hours theory-based, with on the job practical training at meets. Min age 14 years. 

Officials - Judge

Meets can not run without Judges. You will learn the more technical side of swimming of starts, turns and stokes along with a qualified mentor. To become a Referee, it takes many years of dedication to the sport.​

If you are interested in training to become an Official, please contact us

Announcer

Requires a clear, confident voice to provide accurate and essential information throughout the meet.

Tech Team

Are responsible for ensuring all of the timing equipment is working throughout the meet and swim times are recorded and submitted to Swim England rankings. 

Door/Signing in

Signs swimmers into the meet and welcomes spectators/collect spectators fee, hands out wrist bands and is the first point of call for enquires at the meet. 

Marshalls/Stewards/Whips

Gets swimmers lined-up for the correct heats and correct lanes, in advance of their race

Medals table

Distributes medals during the course of the meet

Poolside Refreshments

This essential role ensure volunteers, coaches and officials are fed and watered poolside!

Club Kit Coordinator

Sells club kit on the day of the meet

Floaters/Runners

Willing to jump in wherever they are needed.

Team Manager

This role organises and looks after the swimmers during the meet, leaving the Coaches free to coach the swimmers.

Officials Coordinator

Is responsible for contacting and organising officials in advance of the Meet. Allocates roles and liaises with the Referee and meet coordinator to ensure the meet runs smoothly.

Volunteers' Coordinator

In advance of the Meet, requests volunteers to come forward, sets the rota and is the interface between the Officials coordinator and meet manager. Also organises refreshments for the volunteers and Officials.

 

Sound Interesting? If you would like to know more or would like to volunteer at our next meet,

please contact us

Basingstoke Bluefins Swimming Club, c/o The Aquadrome, West Ham Leisure Park, Worting Road, Basingstoke, RG22 6PG
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