WHERE WILL SWIM MEETS BE HELD?
Swim meets will be held mostly in South Florida. We will have up to three traveling meets per each season.
HOW MANY MEETS WILL THERE BE PER SEASON?
Swimmers will be able to attend roughly one swim meet per month.
IS THERE A FEE ASSOCIATED WITH MEET ATTENDANCE?
Meet fees vary by meet and will be detailed within each meet announcement.
In addition, Team BRAVO will have surcharges to help us to offset some meet expenses, credit card fees, coaches’ gas, and at times hotel fees.
The BRAVO swim meet surcharges are:
BRAVO JR $15 per day
Team BRAVO $20 per day
All swimmers should arrive at least fifteen minutes before the warm-up starts. If warm-up begins at 7:00, everyone must be at the location at 6:45. Please do some research if the location is in an unfamiliar area and plan your travel time accordingly.
Ten minutes before warm-up, the kids will start stretching under the coach’s supervision. The parents will use this time to set up the tent and chairs (For certain bigger meets, this should be done the day before.) Exactly when warm-up starts, the athletes should be entering the water one at a time.
We require two volunteer parents at every meet. These should be two experienced individuals, or individuals that have been briefed before the meet begins.
We want swimmers to have a constructive relationship with their coaches and team members. We ask all non-volunteer parents not to interfere in the process and stay in the designated viewing area.
All athletes should have their team apparel (bathing suits, shirts, caps).
After each of their events, swimmers should come to the coach for feedback on their performance, and then (if possible) do a 200-yard cool down.
Plenty of water and healthy snacks are encouraged. Please do not pack any glass bottles or containers.
Swim meets can be an incredibly stressful experience for young athletes. Leave the critical feedback to the coaches, and do not make negative comments on the kids’ performances. All mistakes will be later addressed in team practices.
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND EVERY MEET?
No. However, we encourage swimmers to attend all available meets.