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Before, During, and After Meets

Morning of Meet:

  • Check tentative event line-ups for swimmer’s events.
  • Notify Coach immediately for conflicts associated with attending meet (delay’s, illness, etc.)
  • Check Team bulletin board, team web site or www.GDSAswim.com for directions to host team.
  • Check Volunteer Sign-up sheet for meet worker assignments. *Notify Sarah (937-470-0484) immediately if unable to work at meet.
  • Try to stay out of the sun during the day and rest for the evening.

Prior to Meet:

  • For Home Meets, Arrive at 4:30 PM.  For Away Meets, Arrive at 5:00 PM.
  • If arriving late, please call another parent to notify coaches.
  • Locate Team area.
  • Check-in with Head Coach, Assistant Coaches, and Lane Coordinators for events, lane assignments, and warm-up time.
  • Volunteer meet workers check-in with Sarah Howdeshelt to receive stop watches and check on meeting time for officials/timers.
  • Swimmers warm-up with team.

During Meet:

  • Stay in Team area to assist Pull Ben Parents locating swimmers for event changes.
  • Parents to send swimmers to the Bull Pen Volunteer before their event. The Bull Pen Volunteer will send swimmer to the blocks when the event is posted or announced to “Report In”.
  • After swimming event, swimmers see coaches for stroke mechanic advice.
  • If leaving early, report out with coaches

After Meet:

  • Help clean up Team area.
  • If host team, help with pool clean up.
  • If time permits, socialize with team families at a location TBA during the meet. 
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