Swim Meet Packing List:

  • Multiple Facemasks (8 & under athletes please always pack 3)
  • Sanitizer Spray or Wipes
  • Two competition suits
  • Two caps
  • Two pairs of goggles
  • Two or more towels
  • Snacks
  • Water bottle
  • Electrolyte – Sports Drink
  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Socks
  • Phone
  • Entertainment

Also Consider Bringing:

  • Money: Meet programs usually cost a couple of bucks. And you may want a snack bar treat, especially if the meet is running slowly.
  • Lunch/Snacks: Pack your own sandwich, fresh fruit, nuts, energy bars, and water. Don’t count on the snack bar being open
  • A chair: Sometimes a team area will be stationed on wet grass or hard concrete. In order to stay comfortable, think about bringing a chair along.
  • Sunscreen: If the meet is outdoors, you may be sitting outside in the sun for hours. Remember: even if it is overcast, you can still get burnt.
  • Warm clothes: Bring a swim parka, comfortable pants, sweatshirt, socks, and shoes. Even at indoor pools, it is best to have a non-flip-flop option for your feet, in case the air-conditioning is cranked up or you get stuck near an open (or frequently opened) door.
  • Entertainment: Be prepared to sit around for a couple of hours. Staying awake and alert will help you swim faster, so bring whatever keeps you happily entertained: a friend or two, a deck of cards, something to read, pens and paper for coloring, your iPod, or all of the above.
  • A relaxed, positive attitude: This least tangible item is probably the most important thing you can bring to a meet!