What do I bring to meets?

For your swimmer For you

Extra cap and goggles

Two towels

Extra clothes (to keep warm between heats)

Snacks and/or money to buy food/drink

Sleeping bag and pillow

Time occupiers (cards, books, electronic games, etc)

Money for admission, heat sheet, and food

Short sleeve shirt and/or shorts – some pools are quite warm

Time occupiers between events (books, newspapers, laptop, etc) 

When should I get there?

On our website, the event description contains what time to arrive, how long to expect to be there, etc. There's no need to arrive before the "get there" time, as it will give your swimmer plenty of time to be ready for warmup. Typically, the "get there" is 15-20 minutes before warmup begins.

What do we do when we arrive?

When you arrive, there are a few time-sensitive things. 1) If you haven't already marked your swimmer's arm, do that before warmup. 2) Have your swimmer check in with the coach so that they may be checked off for potential relays.

How do I mark my swimmer's arm?

Write your swimmer’s events for the day on their arm.  The first column should be for event, the next for stroke, the next for heat, and the last for lane

Event

Stroke

Heat

Lane

2

25 BR

1

4

10

50 BK

2

3

14

100 IM

2

8

18

25 FL

1

2