Club Policies

Family Work Hours Obligation Policy

Operating a community non-profit community aquatics club is a labor intensive endeavor and our team is dependent on parental support for its continued success. SOLO Aquatics team families of older athletes are expected to fulfill an annual Family Work Hours Obligation of at least 20 work hours during the swim year which runs from September through August, and 10 hours for younger athletes. For Age Group, Advanced Age Group, Pre-Senior, and Senior athletes the hourly service requirement is 5 hours per session. For Racers and Dynamos, the hourly service requirement is 2.5 hours per session. The hourly commitment, for example, for Advanced Age Group swimmers for Sessions 1 and 2 would be 10 hours; for Racers--Session 2, would be 2.5 hours. Work Hours are a requirement to be a team member.

Families sign-up for team jobs and/or for meet/clinic jobs on specific dates. SOLO swimming hosts two major swim meets each year and water polo hosts clinics and tournaments. Success in conducting these events is dependent on family participation. In addition to working at these meets, SOLO is almost always assigned a timing lane at meets that our swimmers attend. Parents attending these meets have the opportunity to earn volunteer hours as well.

We want to motivate families of athletes to participate in the organization by the giving of your time to our programs; however, if this does not fit into your particular family schedule, you may wish to “opt out” of this obligation, at a fee of $10.00 per service hour for each required hour unfulfilled.  Each family may pay to opt out of a session during athlete registration. Any hours unworked or unpaid will be invoiced separately, following the completion of each session.  If you have any questions regarding the program’s family work hour obligation, the available opportunities for fulfillment, the documentation of these hours, or other inquiries, please email us at  Thank you for making SOLO Aquatics one of the Bay Area’s most professional and rewarding aquatics programs.