Category: General

Swim Meet Checklist

Swim Meet Checklist

This probably exists on the internet … but I have to say … I wish I’d had it when I was starting out. I certainly didn’t know to go look for it. I didn’t know what I needed … and it was all so new I was lucky to get my swimmer to the meet …

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Swim Team Audition

Swim Team Audition

My kids are constantly scolding me for calling tryouts “auditions” and practice “rehearsal”. Well I’m a musician … makes perfect sense to me! How well I remember my girls’ “auditions”! Sophia was 5 years old and going onto a small, barely competitive team. She had to swim down and back (50 yards). She swam down …

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Heat Sheet – How To

Heat Sheet – How To

When at a swim meet, the Heat Sheet typically ends up looking like Ikea instructions at the end of a project. It is highlighted, inked, crinkled, soggy … it is well loved. The Heat Sheet tells you what teams are at the meet, how many events there are and what the timeline is. It might …

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A Perspective on Swim Meets

A Perspective on Swim Meets

If only someone had told me (warned me) about swim meets BEFORE we started this crazy swim journey. By the time I figured it out … we were all in. If you’ve landed here … at my first blog post for swim parents … you will either agree wholeheartedly or you are trying to figure …

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