2018 Parent Participation Agreement
MISSION: WMST is a 501(3)(c) non-profit recreational swim team competing within the West Houston Aquatic League (WHALe). The team is led by parent volunteers and a paid coaching staff. WMST is a summer swim team; its mission is to provide recreational and competitive youth swimmers with an opportunity to enhance personal fitness, improve swim stroke technique, cultivate a sense of teamwork, make friends, and have fun!
Swimmers bring their best attributes to WMST – and one of those is YOU! The Parents of the WMST are the most important people needed to run a swim meet and other WMST activities during our short summer swim season. WMST has a great reputation for meets that run smoothly and that is only accomplished by having our wonderful parents working at each meet.
Parent Volunteer Requirements – How It Works:
WMSTs hope is that you will view your volunteer obligation as an opportunity to serve and support your children; help their friends and teammates to have a wonderful experience and the opportunity to participate, and to carry on a tradition of excellence and hospitality that WMST members and their families are known for!
Each swimmer (family) must provide a parent/guardian to assist in the general operation of the swim meets, both home and away, at least five (5) times during the swim season.
We have found it necessary to implement a new volunteer system this year, consistent with neighboring swim teams within our WHALe organization. This year the WMST will be asking for a $200.00 volunteer commitment from each family at the time of registration, the cost to find a paid employee to cover your commitment. If for some reason your family is unable to fulfill your five volunteer requirements, the monetary volunteer commitment will be assessed at the end of the season. Extenuating circumstances will be reviewed and considered by the WMST Board, upon your proactive request only.
Volunteer Duties are listed in detail on the website. You are not limited to choosing the same volunteer duty all four times; please note, however, that you are not guaranteed placement in the duty of your choosing although we will make every effort possible to honor your request.
Any parent of a swimmer qualifying for the Meet of Champions or All Star Meet will be expected to additionally volunteer at those meets.
We greatly appreciate all our wonderful parents that have volunteered for many years and continue to provide such awesome service to our team. WMST wants to maintain our reputation for hosting well-run meets with kind, considerate and helpful volunteers. We know that with your assistance, our swim team will have one of our best seasons yet!