DDAC is built on the commitment of youth swimmers and their devoted families. It takes a commitment to show up for practice and challenge yourself to improve your times at swim meets. This commitment is also necessary in order for our team to participate in swim meets, host swim meets and represent our community as a club. Starting this season (Fall 2022), there will be a mandatory minimum commitment for family volunteer hours to support the DDAC swim team. 

Volunteer Commitment:

- Members who do not meet their volunteer commitment as outlined in the volunteer policy will be assessed a $10 per hour not completed.

- Penalties for failure to meet the volunteer commitment will be invoiced at the end of the season or upon member termination, whichever comes first.

- You have entire short course season to complete hours (Sept - March)

- Hours can be completed by the athlete(s), family, or friends.

- Hours must be submitted using the online form located here and must be submitted 3 weeks prior to the completion of the season to allow time for calculation for the entire team.

- Hour requirements for each family are determined by the swimmer’s squad level  and are as follows: 

Bronze - 3 hours 

Silver - 5 hours

Gold - 7 hours

Senior - 10 hours 

Capped at 15 hours per family


- Example: If you have a gold squad swimmer your volunteer hour requirements are 7 hours. If you have one bronze and one silver squad swimmer your volunteer hour requirements are 8 hours. If you have one gold and one senior squad swimmer your volunteer hours are 15 hours. 

- The annual volunteer obligation may be changed by vote of the DDAC board once each year

- Examples of volunteering include, but are not limited to: timing at home and away meet, becoming a team Official, assisting with available volunteer opportunities provided at home meet, being a Pool Parent and assisting during practice times at the front desk, or translation services.

-To sign up to volunteer at the front desk, you can sign up here or email [email protected] to find out more. 

Thank you for supporting DDAC! We couldn’t do this without all our dedicated families!