It should be so simple- after the swimmer takes that last stroke near the wall, somersault onto the back, push off and twist onto the belly in a streamline. Super easy, right? Reality can sometimes be a mash up of arms and legs at the wall and zero speed afterwards!
There can be so much to remember for swim meets: extra towels, caps, goggles, suits, food, games, books, change of clothes with underwear and that’s just for the swimmer! Swim Parent, here is a wearable checklist just for you because you have hours to go, if not the entire weekend!
This is one of those meet “jobs” whose description sounds so easy- “just line the swimmers up by event and send them down on time.” Does it consider swimmers in the warm-down pool, bathroom, headphones on, reading, at the snack bar, cheering, or maybe just not paying attention? Deck parent, this one’s for you!
It’s a good thing that swimmers are generous. From the “I can’t find my googles” cry of the little ones to the “Arrgh! My goggles just snapped!” despair of an older swimmer before a race, swimmers are there for each other…ready to lend equipment whenever, however and to whomever!