WEST Fundraising Requirements
WEST is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization and in order to offset operation costs, we rely heavily on fundraising to help keep membership dues down. Each family is REQUIRED to participate in all team fundraising activities. A parent volunteer run program succeeds only with consistent, dedicated parent participation. Each family is asked to work at ALL WEST-hosted meets and site clean-up days.
WEST-hosted swim meets and team fundraising events generate team revenue necessary for operating costs not covered by training fees. By requiring participation we ensure equal participation from all team members in helping to satisfy our budget operating needs. This helps us keep training fees as low as possible.
WEST has a minimum fundraising amount required of each swimmer based on training group. Families with multiple swimmers are responsible for the fundraising amount that corresponds with the swimmer in the highest training group level.
Fundraising, as discussed on this page, relates to Swim-A-Thon® fundraising efforts. Any other fundraising, such as Scrip, garage sales, etc. help out the team and create another source of revenue, but do not apply to the minimum required fundraising amounts.
Fundraising Requirement for All Families
• Explore: $275/family
• Discover: $300/family
• Challenge: $350/family
• Accelerate: $375/family
• Senior 2: $300/family
• Senior: $400/family
WEST Swim Team Volunteer Requirement
WEST is a volunteer-run program and parent volunteering is critical to the overall financial health and operations of both the swim team and the facility. WEST relies on parents, family members, and significant others to not only be dedicated to their swimmer but to the team effort as well. WEST is only as strong as the members that make up and support our program. Volunteering at meets is an important way to show support for your swimmer and reinforce the countless hours of hard work and dedication that he/she displays on a daily basis.
WEST-hosted swim meets generate team revenue necessary to meet operating costs not covered by training fees. By requiring volunteer participation we ensure that our budgeted operational needs are met and our training fees are kept as low as possible.
All swim team members benefit from WEST-hosted meets and are expected to share in this responsibility. Upon registration, you are agreeing to work at each WEST-hosted meet, especially PNS Long Course Championships in July.
NOTE: Some variation in the overall volunteer requirement will be due to your swimmer's training group level. This number will also vary depending on the total number of registered WEST families. Families with multiple swimmers are counted at the highest training group level and therefore will be responsible to meet the volunteer and fundraising requirement for that group.
Failure to Complete Fairshare Sessions Fee
Since WEST is a volunteer-run program, all families must contribute their fair share of volunteer sessions. Failure to complete fairshare sessions will result in a fee of $15.00 per missed session. This charge will be added to your account at the end of the season, and must be paid in full before your family will be allowed to re-register for the following season.
Volunteer Requirement for All Families
• Explore: 26 Hours
• Discover: 28 Hours
• Challenge: 32 Hours
• Accelerate: 35 Hours
• Senior 2: 10 Hours
• Senior: 36 Hours
This year, WEST will be hosting 3 meets. To have the meets run smoothly, we must have all families participating and helping. Below are this year's WEST-hosted meets (please make note of them now, as we will need everyone's assistance):
• November Age Group Invitational November 23rd - 24th (Kamiak HS)
• February Age Group Invitational February 28th - March 2nd (Kamiak HS)
• PNS Long Course Championships July 24th - 27th (KCAC, Federal Way)