What to bring

 What to take to a meet

  1. Most important: Swim Suit, Goggles(at least 2) , Team Cap

  2. Towels - pack several.

  3. Sunscreen - your mother was right, you should always wear sunscreen!

  4. Something to sit on - folding chairs or blankets. The swimmer area may be located away from the pool on grass or concrete.

  5. Swim parka or other outer layers.  Some Wednesday's are very cold, bring layers  and blankets for all family members.

  6. Games: travel games, cards, coloring books, books, anything to pass the time between events.

  7. Food and Drinks: Bring dinner to night meets and energy sustaining snacks to morning meets. There are usually concessions if you'd rather buy.
    Water, fruit juice, gatorade etc.
    Snacks: Granola bars, fresh fruits, sandwiches etc.

  8. Pop-up tent or sun canopy. The days are long and hot and there isn't always shade available.

This sounds like a lot to schlep (and it is! anything on wheels is helpful), but once you have attended a couple of meets this will all seem routine. Please do not hesitate to ask any other parent for help or information!

Note to Parent's: Temperature at meets can range from very warm to very cold depending on the location, time of day and weather. Wear or bring lots of layers!