Meet Info

If you cannot make a meet, please notify the Coach, Meet Director and Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible.

When coming to a meet, please keep in mind the parking and drop off restrictions, available here.

Home Meets are in green, away meets are in blue.

Please note that we will only have a designated hangout after away meets.

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Gator Meet Schedule

Things to Know

Or, how to survive a swim meet with your sanity intact!

  1. Come prepared.  The list of things to bring (below) is based on real world experience from many Gator families.  It's better to have an item and not need it, then not have it and wish you did.
  2. Arrive early.  Seriously.  Your swimmer will need time to warm up.  Most pools have limited parking, so you'll need to allow time to park and possibly walk some distance.
  3. Once you arrive, find the heat sheets (a list of events and who is swimming in them) and write down the events your swimmer is participating in (or take a photo).  You may also want to write your swimmers events on their arm or back of the hand with a Sharpie.
  4. Do your volunteer job.  Swim meets are staffed by volunteers.  That means you!  You will be assigned a volunteer job at almost every meet.  Do it well.  A well run meet is only well run when everyone does their job.  Everyone is counting on you.  Jobs include timing, clerking, announcing, etc.  For home meets, there is also setup and clean up.
  5. Cheer.
  6. Have fun!  It's why you're here.

Things to Bring

The no-nonsense list.
  • Swim gear for your swimmer: Suit, goggles, cap.  This should be obvious, right?
  • Extra goggles and swim cap.  They break and tear.
  • Sharpie.  To write your swimmers heat info on their arm.  For you first timers, this may sound weird, but once you see it done, you'll see the wisdom.
  • Towels.  It's a swim meet.  People get wet.
  • Shade.  An umbrella, pop-up or tent.  It gets hot and sunny and you'll be glad you have a place to retreat to.
  • Hat, sun block, sun glasses.
  • Chairs.  Seating is often limited.
  • A pic-nic blanket or sleeping bag to spread out on the ground.  Swimmers often want to rest between heats.  Optionally, a tarp to go under the blanket.  Sometimes the grass is wet.
  • Food.  4 hours in the hot sun makes for hungry swimmers.
  • Water or sports drinks.  4 hours in the hot sun makes for thirsty swimmers.
  • Money.  In case you want to visit the snack shack or buy raffle tickets.
  • Buddy gift.  For your buddy, of course!
  • Good attitude.  Swim meets are fun places to be.  Be ready to cheer and have a great time.
  • (Optional) Wagon.  To carry it all in.