WHAT TO EXPECT AT A MEET -
A Guide for Parents and Swimmers
Get to the swim meet approximately 15-20 minutes before the beginning of
the assigned warm-up time. The Ags’ warm-up times will be listed on our
website three days prior to the meet. Be ready to get in the pool
promptly—warm up is short and usually crowded.
Find the CLERK of COURSE and CIRCLE IN all of your swimmer’s events. Bring
a pen or pencil to the meet. (If your swimmer is not circled in for an event,
he/she will be scratched and will be unable to swim that event).
Swimmers from the team sit together
in a team area near the pool. (Depending upon the meet location,
sometimes swimmers and parents can sit together). Parents sit together
in the stands. (No parents are usually allowed on the pool deck). It is
advisable to bring a couple of lawn chairs or an old blanket to sit on.
Some pools have easy access to outdoor areas and may also have bleachers.
Parents should purchase a heat sheet ($5-$10) in order to follow what event
is being swum. The heat sheets usually have a calculated time for all the
Warm up times and lanes are assigned prior to the meet and are listed in
the heat sheet. The swimmers should warm-up with their swim coach. If the
coach is not available, a swimmer may (with permission) warm-up with another
team and its coaches.
Approximately thirty minutes prior to an event being swum, lane and heat
assignments are posted. Swimmers MUST go look at this information!!
Swimmers are responsible for getting
themselves up to the event and heat. New swimmers may sometimes be
assisted to the area behind their swim block by their swim coach.
There is NO READY BENCH in USA Swimming!!
Current events and heat numbers may not be announced over the loud
speaker…...parents and swimmers must pay attention!
swimmer circles-in for his/her event but does not report to swim the event
or misses the event there is a $5.00 fine imposed by Gulf Swimming at the
end of each season (May and July) for each no-show event.
After the swimmer finishes his/her
event, he/she should always go talk with his/her coach. Results are
posted after each event that has been swum.
SWIM FAST AND HAVE FUN!!
FOR MORE CLUB
INFORMATION PLEASE CALL
SHANNON CLARK AT
979-776-1155 OR E-MAIL
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