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Meet Prep Checklist

What to Bring — Swimmers

  • Swim Suit, swim cap, 2 pairs of goggles (in case one breaks) & plenty of towels
  • Warm clothing (mornings at meets can be cool)
  • Blanket/towel (or chair) to sit on
  • Water, healthy snacks ... or money to buy food at our concessions (goes to a great cause...us!) ;).
  • Sunscreen
  • Cards, word games, electronics, smile, good attitude

What to Bring — Parents

  • Chair(s) (and tarp/hat to provide shade)
  • Cooler for fruit, juices, water, snacks, etc.
  • Extra Cash — a snack bar will also be available during meets
  • Heat Sheet — print at home
  • Camera
  • Visors, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, especially for nose and shoulders (apply at home when at all possible).
  • Positive attitude & team cheer.

When to Arrive

  • Arrive early — at least 15 minutes prior to Bethesda warm-up time.
  • Check-in with Coach Malka so she knows you've arrived and can check you off on her list!
  • Warm-up in the pool at the time announced by the coaches.
  • Swimmers are expected to be on time for warm-up and available for relay substitutions.

At the Meet

  • If you can arrive at the meet early to stake out a "team area" (preferably with some shade), that's helpful! If you have extra hands available, please help "tent people" with area set-up.
  • Swimmers should stay in team area, within their age-group area. If leaving age-group area other than to swim, swimmers should let the coaches know.
  • Listen for your event and be ready to go to the "ready bench."
  • Parents - please know where your swimmer is at all times. Please reinforce to your swimmer to pay attention to coaches and when events are being called.
  • It is ultimately the swimmer's responsibility to get to the ready bench and the blocks on time.
  • Make sure you check with the coach & the clerk of course before you leave the meet. You may be needed for a relay!
  • Please use trash cans for your garbage. We are a clean team!
  • One other mandatory item — Have FUN :)
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