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What to Bring to a Swim Meet

Please write your name on everything you bring! 

  • Team Gear – Riptide T-shirt, Team swimsuits and Riptide swim caps. Swim caps are required for everyone.
  • Goggles (plus an extra pair)
  • Towels, two or more
  • Flip flops or shoes that are easy to remove
  • Something to sit on, such as lawn chairs or blankets
  • Sunscreen and hats, for both swimmers and parents
  • T-shirt and shorts to wear after warm-ups and later in the day
  • Games, deck of cards, books, (no Frisbees or balls). Please do not bring valuable items. 
  • Children should bring entertainment to the meets with them, but we discourage the use of headphones. If children have headphones in, they may not hear their name/event being called.
  • Food- Bring a small cooler with water, drinks and healthy snacks. Most meets will have a concession stand, but swimmers should not eat a lot of junk food prior to swimming. 
  • Highlighter or pen for your heat sheet.
  • Flashlights or head lamps are very helpful at the end of our evening swim meets.
  • **Please clean up behind yourself before leaving the swim meet.**
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