Swimming - St. Paul


  

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Event Description:

Special Olympics Minnesota is currently seeking volunteers to help with the 2019 Summer Games at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul. Summer Games will be held June 21-23 and includes basketball, swimming and track & field.

 

  • This event is held indoors at the Anderson Student Center.
  • All volunteers will receive a souvenir t-shirt to ensure that they are identifiable during the event. They must be worn when attending the event.
  • Orientation and training is scheduled to start at the time you sign up for. Please arrive at the check-in area 10-15 minutes early to allow time to check-in, receive your t-shirt and be on time for your training.
  • You will receive a reminder email with additional parking and check-in information one to two weeks before the event.

Age Eligibility for Event Volunteers

  • 15 years and older can volunteer by themselves.
  • 12-14 year olds must be accompanied by parent, guardian, or chaperone.
  • 11 years and younger are not given volunteer assignments, but are welcomed and encouraged to be cheerleaders as long as they are accompanied by a parent, guardian, or chaperone.  Please do not register for any position.
  • 12-14 year olds in a group situation need a 4 to 1 ratio-meaning one adult (18 years old or older) for every three children.  These groups usually include scout troops, school classes, church groups, etc.

Volunteer Roles

Volunteer training will be provided for all positions--you don't need to have any experience, just a great attitude and willingness to be a part of a day that athletes look forward to all year!

 

Awards Assistants- responsible for assisting the awards team with presenting awards to each athlete. 

 

Meet Announcer- Announces upcoming races, meet information and general announcements. The Swim Meet Announcer plays an important role in ensuring competitors, volunteers and spectators have a high quality experience at the swim meet.

 

Pool Escort- Escort athletes from the staging area to the pool and keeps the athletes together in their division. Assist the Venue Coordinator in readying the athlete for their event and ensuring they are aware of any scratches.

 

Pool Stager- Assists the Head Stager in placing athletes in the correct heat/division in the staging area so athletes within their division are prepared to go to the pool for their race. The Stager will ensure that the athletes remain in the proper order.

 

Swimming Information TableProvide information about layout of event – particularly to general public attending the event. Be available to answer questions throughout the day.

 

Timers- responsible for timing athletes in a swimming lane.


Select an Available Slot Below
Date/Time &
Details
Volunteers
Needed
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM   
Pool Escort
8
Sign Up
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM   
Pool Staging
6
Sign Up
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM   
Swimming Information Table
Full
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 8:15 AM to 1:15 PM   
Awards Announcer (Swimming)
1
Sign Up
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 8:15 AM to 1:15 PM   
Awards Assistant (Swimming)
3
Sign Up
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM   
Meet Announcer (Swimming)
1
Sign Up
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 8:15 AM to 1:00 PM   
Timer (Swimming)
3
Sign Up
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM   
Pool Escort
Reserved
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM   
Pool Staging
Full
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 4:45 PM   
Awards Announcer (Swimming)
1
Sign Up
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 4:45 PM   
Awards Assistant (Swimming)
Full
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM   
Meet Announcer (Swimming)
1
Sign Up
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 4:45 PM   
Swimming Information Table
2
Sign Up
Sat, Jun 22, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM   
Timer (Swimming)
8
Sign Up
 
Event Meeting Location: Volunteer check-in is located at Scooters in the Anderson Student Center. Parking and shuttle information will be provided one to two weeks before the event.

Anderson Student Center, 2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105

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Event Organizer: Special Olympics Minnesota
volunteers@somn.org
763-270-7186
Event Category:
02 - Summer Games (June) / Saturday