RECOMMENDATIONS TO PREPARE FOR THE DAY OF THE MEET

Meet Entries/ Competition Times and Warm Up Times: 

Information about the date, warm up times, and fees will be sent via email a few days prior to the event. 

What to Bring to a Meet?

  1. Competition swim suit
  2. Swim cap and goggles (extras are helpful)
  3. Sunscreen/bug spray
  4. Flip flops/sandals (for the deck)
  5. Towels (4-5 recommended)
  6. Water or sports drink/healthy snacks/cash for concession stand
  7. Folding chairs (for certain away swim meets)
  8. Sweatshirt for when sun goes down
  9. Sharpie Marker for writing events on swimmer​​​​ (E=event, H=heat, L=lane, S=stroke)Picture

**Swim parent tip: "Spray on" suntan lotion normally removes Sharpie Marker from skin.


Meet Procedures

  1. Arrive 15 minutes prior to the assigned warm up time.
  2. The swimmer should be prepared to warm up upon arrival.
  3. The coaches will direct warm up.
  4. Each swimmer is responsible for knowing what events they are swimming and be lined up prior to those events.
  5. In between races, swimmers should be resting in the team area, talking to the coach, or cheering on teammates.
  6. Before leaving the meet, each swimmer should check with the coach in case a swimmer is needed for a relay or any other activity.

Other tips

  1. Download OnDeck mobile app and join LYC Summer Swim Team
  2. Be prepared for meets to take up to 4 hours
  3. Please be responsible for your children.  Age group “Angels” are there to help, not to be babysitters

Example Arm Marking

Swim Arm Marking

Write Clearly and Legibly on your child's LEFT arm as illustrated in the picture.
Stroke: If you'd like to note the stroke do so after the lane designation.
  • FR = Freestyle
  • BA = Back Stroke
  • BR = Breast Stroke
  • FLY = Butterfly
  • IM = Individual Medley
  • FRR = Free Relay (All swimmers swim freestyle)
  • MR = Medley Relay (Each swimmer swims a different stroke: 1st = back, 2nd=breast, 3rd=fly, 4th=free)
Relay Marking: This will designate the relay leg the child is swimming.
  • 1/1 = Lane 1, first relay leg
  • 4/2 = Lane 4, 2nd relay leg **If the Medley Relay this will be Breast Stroke