Swimming is a sport that needs a great deal of parent involvement. Coaches are the only paid employees of the swim team; every other worker provides their time freely to support the team. 

Assistance from parents is required at both home and away meets and each swim meet is divided into two halves. Every service hour position switches at the halfway point so there are numerous opportunities to help out at each meet and a parent does not need to serve the entire meet to get credit. No experience is necessary for most of the roles and parents will get an opportunity to get hands on experience at the Mock Meet.

Job descriptions and responsibilities can be found on the Parent Service Hours page on the website or on the JSL website (www.jsl.org under the Documentation tab in the Procedures Manual Section III). If you have any questions or concerns regarding parent service hours signups, please email us at lmstsharks@gmail.com.

LMST requires that each family serves three half-meet sessions per swimmer (and two more for each additional swimmer) during the regular seasonThe Parent Service Coordinator will contact you if you do not sign up for the required number of shifts.