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Swim Meets

TIPS FOR SWIM MEETS

Swim Meets are always on Tuesday or Thursday and are listed on the events calendar on the website.  We have 8 Dual Meets.  The conference swim meet is scheduled for July 13 and will be hosted by Decorah.

There are 78 events in each meet.  Boy’s events have odd numbers and girl’s events have even numbers.  Each swimmer is responsible for listening and reporting when their event is called.

There are times when there is no supervision in the camp area, appropriate behavior is expected at all times.

All items should be labeled so they don’t get lost.  Additionally, no valuables should be brought to the meets.

Tips for Parents/Guardians at home meets:

  1. Please be at the pool by 4:30 to prepare for warm-ups.  Remember, for swim meets we enter through the gate on the south side of the pool, immediately adjacent to Tirrill Park.  Please DO NOT enter through the main entrance since the pool does not close until 4:30 on swim meet days.
  2. If you are helping at a home meet, arrive at the pool at 4:45 PM in order to find out about the job that you will be doing.
  3. Please plan to help at 2 of the 4 home meets.  This will help ensure the success of a smooth flowing meet.

Tips for Swimmers:

  1. Coaches will tell each swimmer which events they are to swim and write the numbers on the swimmer’s arm prior to the meet.
  2. Once you arrive, locate the location at your site where you need to check in for your event.

Things to bring to swim meets include:

  1. Lawn chairs for parents and/or blanket to sit on for swimmers
  2. Shade device (some pools have no shade)
  3. Sunscreen
  4. Swim gear – swimsuits, goggles, cap, towels, etc.
  5. Something quiet to do (cards, travel games, etc.)
  6. Drinks, if desired (please avoid pop) juice, sports drinks, water, etc are good choices.  If you freeze a bottle, it will melt slowly.
  7. Food, if desired, nutritious foods are best, veggies, fruit, sandwiches, Jell-O, granola bars, etc.
  8. Bag for garbage
  9. Dry clothes and/or warm clothes for cool or wet weather

Swimmers should:

  1. Set up a camp area to rest in the shade
  2. Once your event number is called to report to clerk of course
  3. Avoid very strenuous play in order to conserve energy for your events
  4. Clean up your area after the meet

Volunteering:

Quite simply; without volunteers it is impossible to run home swim meets.  The jobs we need filled at every home swim meet will be listed under the ‘Job Signup’ button next to each home meet on the website.  We are asking everyone to volunteer as often as they are able, honestly helping out on-deck is one of the best places to view the meet, and best of all for a vast majority of the positions, no previous experience is necessary.  Pam Tibbott handles all of the volunteer coordination for the team.  If you have any questions, please contact her at pamtibbott@gmail.com.