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Important swim meet information you should know.

PARENTS

What to Bring:

  • A copy of the heat sheet
  • Highlighter for the heat sheets and a Sharpie pen to mark your swimmer
  • Chairs
  • Plenty of drinks
  • $$$ for concession stand
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and bug spray

Remember to:

  • Drink lots of water or sports drinks throughout the meet, it is important to stay hydrated in the heat.
  • Protect yourself from the sun and bugs with your sunscreen, hat, sunglasses bug spray.
  • Notify your swimmer(s) where you will be sitting and know where they are. They should be at the swimmer tents and not with you.
  • Remind your child to listen to the Dragon Keepers and stay with their age group. Dragon Keepers will not have time to run around to locate missing swimmers!
  • Locate the event board and remind your swimmer to keep an eye on the board for their upcoming events.
  • Make sure ALL of your swimmers personal items are labeled (shirts, towels, bags, etc.).  It is easy to identify lost and found items if your swimmers name is on them.

SWIMMERS

Dragons should eat healthy meals the day of any meet. Limit candy or sweets. Eat fruit, granola bars, healthy carbs, sports drinks, and drink lots of water!!

What to Bring:

  • Small bag/duffle bag for belongings (LABEL EVERYTHING)
  • Sharpie pen to write events, heats and lane numbers on forearm or leg
  • Two towels (one to sit on, one to dry with)
  • Two pair of goggles (in case one breaks)
  • Two swim caps (no high school or club caps allowed)
  • Team T-shirt or cover-up
  • Shoes/sandals
  • Something to do…cards, books, hand held games, etc. (LABEL EVERYTHING)
  • Plenty of drinks

Remember to:

  • Wear swimsuit under clothes for a quick change
  • Drink lots of water or sports drinks (you don’t realize you are sweating)
  • Apply sunscreen and reapply it when necessary
  • Eat healthy snacks
  • Stay in your designated area
  • Ask your Dragon Keeper before leaving the area to use the restroom, go to the concession stand or talk to your parents. The Dragon Keepers will let you know when you are schedule to swim.  They will NOT look for you for when they start lining up and you may miss your event if you are not with your group.
  • Locate the event board and be ready to approach the ready bench area approximately five (5) events before you are scheduled to swim
  • Nutritional Guidelines: Swimming races is highly demanding and burns a lot of energy. It is very important to stay properly hydrated and nourished during a meet. It’s easy to forget about this in the excitement of the event, especially if you are spending your time between races socializing with your teammates or watching other swimmers compete. Dragons should eat a healthy breakfast the day of any meet. Avoid dairy products. Limit candy or sweets, eat fruit, granola bars, sports drinks, and drink lots of water!!
  • You represent Deerfield and its swim team so be on your best behavior
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