2024 YMCA 9&Up State Meet

Posted by Birmingham Blue Dolphins on Dec 22 2023 at 06:59AM PST

BBD will host the YMCA 9 and Up State Meet on March 2nd and 3rd at Saginaw Valley State University. This is a meet for swimmers who are ages 9 and Up who have achieved at least one qualifying time. We sometimes have a small number of 8 and Unders who qualify as well. Please check the website for qualifying times (under Time Standards & Records).

This meet is a large undertaking for our team and will require parents of participating swimmers to volunteer. In the new year we will be sending a Sign-Up Genius at which time you will be able to select your volunteer slot. At this time we are looking for parents to head-up two critical volunteer roles at the meet. We are hoping to find parents who are interested in taking on Hospitality Coordinator and Marshaling Coordinator. While experience in these areas is helpful, it is not required. Following is a brief description of each:

Hospitality Coordinator – Manage all aspects of Hospitality function including shopping for, prepping food, and transporting to the meet setting up and break down the hospitality room, supervising all hospitality room. Hospitality is responsible for providing food and beverages for Coaches, Officials and key meet volunteers, as well as serving beverages to volunteers who are working on the pool deck.

Marshaling Coordinator – Manage all aspects of the Marshaling function including setting up the marshaling area and supervising volunteers. Marshaling is responsible for interacting with swimmers and helping them to find their heat and lane assignments before their races and get swimmers to their places for the awards presentations. This is a critical meet function and precise execution in the marshaling area is key to running an efficient swim meet. Knowledge of swimming and experience with swim meets is very helpful for this role.

If you are interested in either of these roles and available to do them on March 2nd and 3rd, please fill out and submit the Google form (link below). We will contact you after the new year to follow up. Again, a full volunteer sign-up genius will be sent out closer to the meet for other meet positions.

Thank you!

BBD Boosters Board