Swim Meet To-Do List


  • Your swimmer will talk to their coach about what events they would like to swim in the meet on Saturday.  You will log into Team Unify, click on the meet name, and you will see a popup to "edit committment" here you will note if your swimmer will swim in the meet.  Then you will be able to sign up for their events.  You can also check on your volunteer job in this box.  

  • On Friday you should receive an email with the meet heat sheet.  Check this list over for your child’s name and double check what events they will be swimming.  They may be slightly different than what your swimmer requested.  Check the relays.  It can be helpful to print this sheet and highlight your swimmer’s events.  


  • If it’s an away meet, print out or bookmark directions to the away pool.  Pool locations are listed on the website under Meet Info - Pool Locations and in the BEST Handbook.  When you get to the away pool look for the Elks tents and set up near the team--this makes it easier for the coaches to find your swimmer if they need them, and it's more fun!


  • Friday night have/help your swimmer pack their swim bag.  It should include: practice suit, team suit, goggles, swim cap, sunblock, 2-3 towels, ample healthy snacks, water.  Chairs.  Early in the season a sleeping bag and hat and warm clothes can be useful after the early morning warm up.


  • Have a healthy dinner.  Get rest.  


  • Arrive 10 minutes before warm up time Saturday morning.  Have them set their gear with the team and be ready for their warm up and check in with their coach. You check in with the Meet Volunteer coordinator if you are volunteering that meet.


  • Event numbers are displayed usually near the heating area.  Listen and look for when your swimmer’s event is called to the heating area.  It is important that they are at heating at the right time for their event.