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Volunteer QA

General Questions for the 2021 meet:

For the 2021 Meet:  

Teams have been given the number  of volunteers requested for each session.  Most volunteer slots will be for staging, timers, runners and security help for assisting swimmers from the stands to the deck.


Check in: 

Inside the Front door of the aquatic center.   

  1. Teams will gather on the front lawn of the aquatic center prior to entering the building.  Once teams have accounted for all swimmers for the session the group will walk together into the aquatic center.   
  2. Volunteers per session-  Volunteers will checkin at the deck to collect their badge and report to the specific station for their coverage.  Anyone assisting as a Timer is to bring 2 stop watches from their teams supplies.  EVERYONE other than swimmers will be badged while inside the building.


Parent Parking: 

W02 student lot located on 355 Ferst Street.   This is a credit card only payment lot.   $2 per hour or max $15 per day.   The new student center next to the parking lot has great outdoor seating for parents to hang out.  The exhibition hall is to be open for restroom use.    Parking anywhere else could result in a ticket, tow or being booted.  

Mask Requirements:  

Mask are not required for the event. 


How to Capture the moment:

Live Streaming of the meet: 

Swim Atlanta is our Live Stream host this year for the county meet! Our very own former GCSL swimmer, Amanda Weir will be monitor live chats! https://www.swimatlanta.com/news#113

River Oak Photography :

Sign up for action photos online with River Oak Photography at the GCSL Championship for the 11th straight year! River Oak Photography is thrilled to serve as the exclusive photographer for the 2021 GCSL Championship! Due to COVID-19 precautions, all reservations for photography must be made in advance online at riveroakphotography.com/reserve-online/gcsl

Please contact [email protected] with any questions.


How do the new SafeSport rules affect the volunteers?

Each volunteer will be provided a copy of the MAAPP when you sign up to volunteer and upon receiving a badge at the volunteer check-in you will sign your acknowledgment as having received the document.

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SafeSport Changes Effecting the Meet

What is SafeSport? 

SafeSport is the Olympic community’s initiative to recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct in sport. The six primary types of misconduct are Bullying, Harassment, Hazing, Emotional Misconduct, Physical Misconduct, and Sexual Misconduct, including Child Sexual Abuse. oUSA Swimming’s and the GCSL’s top priority is to keep our athletes safe. No form of abuse, including child sexual abuse, has a place in our sport. As a part of our continued commitment to safeguarding our athletes, USA Swimming has enacted enhancements to their Safe Sport policy and education requirements. oOn April 29, 2019, USA Swimming released its Minor Athlete Protection Policy (MAPP) which is found here:https://www.usaswimming.org/docs/default-source/safe-sportdocuments/maapp/usaswimmingmaapp.pdf. All USA Swimming member clubs are required to implement MAPP in full by June 23, 2019.


Will parents be allowed on deck to escort their small children during warmups? 

NO. This is a non-negotiable policy of Georgia Tech, GA Swimming, and USA Swimming as part of SafeSport. No unauthorized adults will be allowed on deck. This year, we will be setting up a place at the back stairway (at the end of the spectator hallway) where a parent can drop off their swimmer off with a coach. We are also providing passes for up to 5 Assistant Coaches to help with your children. 


What happens if there is an emergency? 

You will be quickly reunited with your swimmer. They will either be brought to you in the stands, or you will be quickly escorted to your child on deck by security. The goal of SafeSport is to protect our children, not put them in more harm. So, we (along with Ga Tech) are committed to accommodating these situations should they arise.

Since no cameras are allowed on deck this year, will swimmers be able to take pictures of each other and their teammates while on deck with their phones? 

Absolutely. There are no SafeSport guidelines around swimmers having fun. That is encouraged and includes taking goofy pictures of each other. The no camera policy is intended to govern the interactions between athletes and adults at Youth sporting events. 


Since SafeSport rules are creating the need for more coaches on deck, is the GCSL board doing anything to accommodate the additional staff for food? 

YES - This year, we will provide SIX (6) tickets for breakfast and lunch each day. This is up from the 3 in years' past. We truly appreciate everyone's patience as we deal with these new rules and want to do what we can to make the experience as good as we can. This means that eating will be a bit more crowded, so we will ask for your patience as we work to accommodate 2x the number of people on such short notice.

 
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