Fox Valley Swim Team

Report
Swim Meets 101
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Pre meet information
 Event page
 Meet packet
 Entries
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Pre meet preparation
 Swimmer-FOX suit, cap, shirt. Towels, extra warm
clothes, extra goggles, something to sit on,
something to do, food and drink or $$
 Parents-layer clothing-FOX parent shirt or Fox
colors. Be prepared for your job-timers may get
wet!
 Plan for 5 hours, Parents please bring something
to do or volunteer to work.
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Arrival at the meet
 Plan to arrive 20 minutes before Warm-ups.
 Positive check-in
▪ First think the swimmer should do
▪ Highlight all the way across the page
▪ Scratch events only with Coaches permission
▪ Watch for multi-age events on multi sheets
Home meet worker check-in-take sticker and report to
work area.
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Team Area-please find the area where the
team is gathering-usually in a gym or
cafeteria-find some quiet games to pass the
time between events
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Warm-up-report to the pool deck 10 minutes
prior to warm-up. We usually have lanes
assigned to the team
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“sit and slide” entry only until the coach
directs the swimmers for starts.
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Some coaches will gather the swimmer for a
meeting after warm-up- let them know if
they can stay for relays!!
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Meet information
 Psych sheet-list of all entered swimmers by entry
time
 Heat sheets-list the swimmers in the heats and
lanes that they will be swimming in.
Bullpen/Clerk of course-use heat sheets to line up
and escort swimmers to the blocks.
BUT IT IS THE SWIMMERS RESPONSIBILITY TO IN
THE BULLPEN OR BEHIND THE BLOCKS AT THE
RIGHT TIME!
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DOWM TIME-stay focused on the meet-eat
drink keep warm
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After each event Swimmer “warm-down” if instructed to do so by
the coach
 Swimmers talk to coach for race evaluation
 Swimmers return to the bullpen/team area
 Parents-positive feedback!! Hugs and smiles
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Relay assignment are made at the meet.
Check before you leave
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Prior to leaving any meet swimmers should
talk to the coach to be sure they are not
needed to swim in a relay.
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Results are posted as the meet progressesthe scoreboard is not the official result.
Results may be availabe on “Live Results” or
“Meet Mobile”
DQ’s happen to everyone at some point
Awards vary by meet-not give by heat (as in
park dist swimming)

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