4750 Bucknall Road San Jose CA 95130 US
408-499-7710 after 3pm school days

Volunteers are the key to success of our swim team. Unlike other youth sports, where generally a handful of people can run the team, a swim program simply cannot be run without parental help and participation, and lots of it. Each year more than 15,000 volunteer hours are completed by the parents.

swim team parent duties

Preseason Only

There are no volunteer requirements

Practice Team Only

       *Gatewatch during practice is restricted to practice team families, or with 3+ swimmers for Competition Team families​

Competition Team

  • Minimum 15 volunteer hours for 1 child, 20 hours for 2 children, or 25 hours for 3+ swimmers
  • Gatewatch duties can be used to satisfy a portion of the volunteer requirements for families with 3+ swimmers (maximum 12 hours).  
  • Donate 3 items for snack bar at home meets (held at WCC or Valley Christian High School)
  • Complete Volunteer Registration Form (link below)
  • Turn in Volunteer Time Card to Volunteer Coordinator at end of season
  • Any hours due but not contributed will be billed at the end of the season at the rate of $25 per unfilled hour   


​​Championship Swim Meet (July 30): All Competition Team families, with the exception of both parents at work or out of town, must help out at meets including the Championship Swim Meet. We need more volunteers at the Champs meet, so don’t complete all your hours before that unless you are out of town for Champs. It takes more than 100 individuals to set up, clean up, check in, officiate, line up kids, work snack bar, team store, time, write ribbons and enter and post results for a typical meet. Additionally, there are numerous other "behind the scenes" jobs including pool set-up and take down, arranging for team-bonding activities, Swim-a-Thon, locker room monitors, deck cleaning, fund raising, etc.

Deck Cleaning (April - June) Open to all families
We need volunteers to help keep the deck clean during swim practice. This includes vacuuming (or sweeping) debris fallen from the tree and hosing the deck towards the end of practice; 1/2 hour volunteer credit for each task. Please see Claudia at the gatewatch desk if completing this task for the first time.  Deck Cleaning is limited to 5 sign-ups. Sign up button below: