swim meet basics
Swim meets are a great family experience. They’re a place where the whole family can spend time together. Listed below are some in-depth guidelines excerpted from USA Swimming’s Sample Club Handbook. They’re geared to help you through your first few swim meets. While they may seem a little overwhelming at first, we wanted to be as specific and detailed as possible. Over time, you’ll become familiar with the details, and if you have any questions, your coach is here to help.
(Excerpted from USA Swimming’s Sample Club Handbook. Please be sure to check with your swimmer’s coach for specifics that may be different from the examples below.)
before the swim meet
Day of the meet
What to Bring
- Team apparel is needed for swim meets.
- Team shirts (blue on Saturdays, white on Sundays)
- Team cap
- Team suit
- Bring healthy snacks, such as fruits, pasta, granola bars and bagels. The best drink is water.
- Multiple goggles
- 1-2 towels
- Things to keep the swimmer warm