I love swimming, and swim meets are a great place to show off your skills, win ribbons, and do the sport you love!
I remember my first meet, I was so nervous that I would forget something important, like my swimsuit! So for all of our first timers (and old timers that still worry about forgetting something), I have put together a checklist of things that you need at a swim meet!
Step 1: The Basics
There Are a few obvious basics that you need:
And a bag
Step 2: Snacks
Depending on how long the meet is and how far you are from home it is a good idea to bring a little something to munch on.
Good snacks to bring:
fruit/veggies, apples and carrots are my favorite!
You can also bring a thermos to keep oatmeal warm in! (My best friend does this, when I first saw it I though it was absolutely genius!)
Bring a little extra to share with friends!
Don't bring sweets, caffeine, or anything that is obviously unhealthy.
Do not forget water! It is important to stay hydrated!
Also bring a little money because most meets also sell snacks and drinks to raise money.
Step 3: Something to Do While You Wait...and Wait...and Wait, for Your Event.
Bring a book to read while you wait.
I personally like chatting with friends and cheering on teammates rather than reading, but i usually bring a book just in case!
Step 4: Something to Wear After the Meet
Bring a change of clothes for after the meet.
Step 5: Confidence!
Always be positive! bring a winning attitude, and good sportsmanship.
Step 6: YOUR'E READY!
Now go bust out some moves in the pool!