Meet Checklist & Conduct Code
SWIM MEET CHECKLIST
PLEASE WRITE YOUR SWIMMER/S' NAMES ON PERSONAL BELONGINGS!
This simple task is so worth doing! Many swim meet belongings are identical or similar. Names written on tags of swim suits, shirts, caps, etc. will help us easily identify misplaced, forgotten or lost items so we can quickly get your belongings back into your hands. So, please take a few minutes to do this before the first meet!
WHAT TO WEAR: Team Spirit Wear!
1) Sunscreen and a smile!
2) Team suits for swimmers
3) Team shirts for swimmers and fan shirts for parents, family and friends
4) Flip flops /or/ slides /or/ slip-on shoes... (waterproof)
5) Photo fan pins for parents/family (if ordered on photo day)
WHAT TO BRING:
1) A positive attitude!
2) Water and healthy snacks for swimmers
3) Cash for concessions for swimmers and family
4) Sunscreen (to apply and reapply, as needed)
5) Quality (~~oo~~) goggles - rated for diving
6) Swim CAPS
8) Chairs for swimmers in the tents/pits. Chairs and/or picnic blanket for your family.
9) Concession food donations – baked goods and/or fruit.
10) Activities to occupy swimmers waiting in the tents/pits: Quiet board games, coloring books and crayons, waterproof playing cards, etc.
MPST is not responsible for lost or damaged electronic devices, such as cell phones, etc. Bring electronics at your own risk!
MARLINS CONDUCT CODE
1) RESPECT FOR SELF, OTHERS AND TEAM:
Swimmers are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior at all times and to respect the adult volunteers who are charged with their care and safety.
- Pit Parents monitor our children while they are not in the pool; keeping them safe, cared for, organized and prepped to swim at the proper times.
- Swimmers must have permission from a pit parent to leave the pit for any reason.
- Parents must talk to the pit parent before taking your child from the pit.
- Please remember to thank your pit parent for their hard work toward caring for our swimmers!
2) SPORTSMANSHIP, PRIDE & TEAM SPIRIT:
Please teach your swimmers to:
A) ...do their best and be proud of it!
B) ...shake hands and congratulate nearby swimmers after their heat/race.
C) ...encourage and congratulate their teammates.
- DQ's are OK...because swimmers did their BEST!
- All DQ'd (disqualified) swimmers will be given the reason for the DQ providing valuable feedback to help them improve. Reassure DQ'd swimmers that they're doing great because they're doing the best they can at the time.
- Praise, teach and encourage!
- It's a learning process...Next time their best will be even better!
3) PATIENCE AND A POSITIVE ATTITUDE:
- By nature, swim meets are usually long hot days or nights! Packing your patience and a sunny disposition really helps shift the focus...off the clock and sun....
- and back to where it belongs...ON OUR FAMILIES AND OUR FUN!
Your MPST Board and Coaches