Swim Team Description
The Eaton Eels Swim Team, Inc. is a community swim team. The team was formed to give local swimmers the experience of setting and reaching goals, improving their skills and stamina, working as a team, cheering for their teammates, winning ribbons and having a good time.
Benefits of Joining Eaton Eels Swim Team
- Improved swimming skills
- Personal growth of swimmers
- Lots of fun on a relaxed sports team
Swimmers who are 5-18 years old and can swim two laps independently. Due to the size of the pool, the swim team will be limited to 120 (60 per practice session) swimmers; first come, first serve basis.
We have two sessions of swim team practices, Mon.-Thurs. mornings: 8:45-9:30 am and 9:30-10:15 am.
We are in the Chagrin Recreation league. Our meets start at 6:30 p.m., with warm-ups starting at 5:30 or 6:00.
Parent-Run Swim Team
The swim team is managed and run by parents. In order for the team to run well, parents of swimmers will help with some aspect of the team, volunteering for jobs such as: timers, runners, ribbons, judging, concessions, herders, set-up and break-down of equipment and announcer during the home meets. Explanation of committee positions:
Parent Managers (2)
- Meet with Board of Managers in January
- Schedule and promote parent Meeting in March
- Hire Coaches
- Attend Coaches Meeting in May to sign-up for meets
- Create list of meets, dates, times and locations
- Manage volunteers
- Keep track of e-mail addresses
- Collect registration forms
- Communicate updates to team
- Works with treasurer
- Collect fees
- Deposit checks and cash
- Write check to Hastings for guards and coaches
- Reimburse volunteers for expenses
- Submit report to Board at end of year
- Works with Secretary
- Home Meets: Box with supplies: time sheets, ribbons, score sheets, etc.
- Sign-up parents for line judges, timers, runners, score table
- Away Meets: One parent per lane for EE swimmers
- Score table if needed
- Manage sales of snacks during home meets
- Decide what to sell and price to charge
Team Suits and T-Shirts
- Work with sports shop to have team suits and T-shirts at parent meeting
- Order suits, goggles, caps and T-shirts
- Order ribbons for meets and medals/trophies for end of year
End of Year Party
- Plan party at clubhouse
- Order medals or trophies
- Purchase thank you gifts for coaches and volunteers
- Plan activities for kids – pool games, fun relays, etc.
- Take photos at meets
- Put photos on Website
- Work with company to have team and individual photos taken
The Eaton Eels Swim Team, Inc. is an independent organization and is not affiliated with the Eaton Estate Board of Management.
The Eaton Eels Swim Team, Inc. is managed and run by parents. In order for the team to run well, parents of swimmers need to help with some aspect of the team. We already have all of the primary positions filled, but we will need help during meet nights.