Preparing for a Swim Meet
- Arrival - Home Meets: Arrive at 4:30pm for warm up.
- Arrival – Away Meets: arrive at 5:00pm and warm up.
- Starting Times: 6pm until 70 events are finished (around 9:30-10:30pm, based on efficiency!)
- Check-in: Swimmers need to arrive with their events in a sharpie marker on their LEFT arm/thigh.
*Each Wednesday morning, the coaches create a listing of every swimmer and their races for that night’s meet. Event information for your swimmer(s) will be available to you after 3:30pm on Wednesday thru Swimtopia. You will find the information on the app…. (this is a great time to and DOWNLOAD THE SWIMTOPIA APP now.) Swimmers will be expected to have their event(s)/heat(s)/lane(s) written before warm-ups.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring all your gear in a wagon, strollers, or bags to carry. All home meets are at the Cove Pool.
Chairs and Setup: For away or home meets, it can be very hot under the sun. It’s hard to get a seat on the pool deck, home or away. You can pack chairs/towels/blankets for the whole family to set up camp in the grass near the pool. Bringing Pop Up Tents is common.
Food: At all away meets, the host teams usually provide grilled hot dogs and hamburgers, chips, and drinks for purchase. Lakewood will have food trucks. Be sure to bring cash!!