- Come swim with the Sharks!
- Fall Try Outs are CLOSED
- Aquadome in Decatur
- Contact Coach Dawn @ 256.604.0809 for more information
- Summer Try Outs April 21, 23, 28, 2020
Welcome to the home of the
Decatur Area Swim Team
Fall try outs (anyone that did not swim summer) - Aug 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 from 5pm-5:30pm
Swim Meet Survival Items
Look over this list of things that you might want to have at a swim meet
Welcome to a swimmer's life: Sleep, Eat, Swim, Eat, Eat...Repeat (possibly in that order) :)
1st...make sure you know WHERE the meet will be, and what time our warmups are.
2nd...FOOD...your swimmer will eat, graze, eat more...most kids share food, too!
Swimmer's swim bag: pack an extra suit, extra pair of goggles, extra swim cap, 2+ towels
Extra beach towels or blankets for kids to sprawl out on
Pop-up tent/shade of some kind...Academy, Harbor Freight, etc carry them
Folding chair(s)- will need if there is space in a gym or on a pool deck
Money for concessions, t-shirt vendor at big meets, parking at big meets, heat sheet
Sharpie marker- to write swimmer's events on them with in E-H-L format
Highlighter- to mark your kid's events in the heat sheet
FYI: Sharpie's also draw on backs/arms/legs on race days...they all draw on each other
Portable electronics and chargers- to keep them (you) occupied between races
Smartphone- so you can follow real-time results with the Meet Mobile app at big meets
Sunscreen, bug spray and hat for outdoor meets, possibly sunglasses, too
Cooler with healthy snacks and drinks...if you don't want to purchase concessions
***District and State Meets are long...please bring everything you need to stay cool!!!***
Most of all, REMEMBER to encourage your child, don't worry about their technique-that's our job! All they want is for you to say, "Good job!", even when you feel it is not...ALWAYS point out a positive...leave the other stuff to us! We have a rule about dwelling on things - DON'T! :)
Parents, sit back, enjoy the chaos, AND PLEASE HELP US by VOLUNTEERING!!!
Thank you for trusting us and for loving your children!!!