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Swim Meet 101

Team Guidelines for meets:

  • Meet entries will be emailed out around 4pm the day of the meet.  Please make sure your swimmer(s) come to the meet with their Event #, Heat #, and Lane # written on their hand/arm.  
  • Arrive at the pool/lake at 6pm and check in with the coaches.
  • Meet sheets will be posted on our team board during the meet if you are unsure of what you are swimming.
  • All swimmers are expected to sit in the designated team area so that they can be efficiently marshalled for their events. 
  • All swimmers should wait in the water until all swimmers in their heat are finished prior to exiting the pool/lake.  
  • Don't be afraid to tell the swimmers you're swimming against good luck or good job.
  • If your swimmer(s) decide for any reason that they do not want to swim their event(s) they MUST speak with a coach first.  
  • Be sure to check to see if your swimmer(s) is swimming in a relay and do not leave until the meet it over if your swimmer(s) are in a relay.  

Swimmer's "Meet Checklist":

  • Team Bathing Suit
  • Cap and Goggles- Swim caps MUST be Lake Mohawk Pool Swim Team caps or plain.  You may not wear a cap from another team unless it is turned inside out.  
  • Towel
  • Sweatshirt (as it might be colder towards the end of the meet)
  • Snacks, Water Bottle

Volunteer Check-in Procedure:

  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to start of the meet.  
  • Check in with the Timing/Official Coordinator.  They will provide you with instructions and materials to do your job.  
  • Once a meet is over, make sure you return any stop watches, clipboards, etc. that were given to you at check-in.

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