Nassau Swim Club was founded over 50 years ago in Princeton as a co-operative swim club where members contribute their time for the benefit of the club. Volunteering at the club builds community, friendships and fun. It’s what makes Nassau special.
Nassau requires each membership (Family, Couple, Individual and Student) to help out by completing one co-op (about two hours total per summer season). In the past, each membership was required to complete two co-ops. Now, starting in 2017, members only need to complete one. Each membership completes 1 co-op for either Operations (lawn mowing, clean up, grounds, repairs) OR for Social (Ice-Cream parties, Holiday picnics, movie nights, etc.). Co-ops for seniors are optional.
If you are unable to perform your co-op duties, you can opt out by paying a $175 fee to the club, payable during registration.
Sign up for your co-op commitment below:
What is a Co-op?
A co-op is volunteering a couple of hours for an event or activity. Nassau requires that each membership complete 2 co-ops each year, so about 4-5 hours of volunteer time.
How Do I sign up?
Sign ups are done through Sign Up Genius. Activities will be added throughout the summer so we encourage everyone to check often. The Board secretary manages and tracks Coops for the club.
How else can I fulfill my Co-op?
There are other ways to fulfill the coop such as joining the board or sitting on one of our committees, marketing, social, operations, swim team parent coordinator, etc. Some co-ops can be finished prior to the start of summer, such as volunteering to post yard signs, working at Communiversity, or dropping off flyers at area businesses.
I have skills that I would like to share with the Club, could this count as a Co-op?
We welcome members who can share their skills to benefit our club (fundraising, landscaping, teaching yoga or an aquatics class, making a repair). Please discuss with our Board Secretary.
I am a Senior Citizen, do I have to do a Co-op?
No, it is totally optional for seniors (65+) to fulfill their co-op. We have seniors that continue to be engaged with the pool but for others it’s too difficult. If you feel like helping in a small way, you can bake for an open house or contribute bottled drinks for swim team concessions.
My child swims on the swim team, do the co-ops I do for the swim team count toward what I do for the pool?
No, swim team is separate from what members are asked to do for the Club. However, if you agree to be trained as a swimming official for the team and perform your officiating duties (3 meets) then that would fulfill your Club requirements as well.
For additional questions, please contact the board secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org