ArtSwim 101: Parent Competition Guidelines

  • Use a packing list before each competition. Check items off as you pack them to prevent missing gear (and stress).
  • Swimmers are not allowed to wear jewelry (unless it is a medical bracelet or emergency tag) or nail polish on either fingers or toes. Please double check before you leave for the meet.
  • Ensure your child is ON TIME and PREPARED.
  • Snack and/or lunches must be healthy and peanut free. The stands are usually hot so make sure you wear something light and have plenty of water for yourself as well.
  • Once arriving at a meet, parents are not allowed to stay with their child (aside from gelling) until the end of the competition and are expected to stay off the pool deck. Refrain calling your child from the stands so they can focus and perform their best without distraction.
  • You are a cheerleader. Offer support from the stands when your team performs their routine!
  • Artistic Swimming etiquette requests that all audience members remain seated while swimmers are performing. Stand up and walk in between routines.
  • The team is expected to stay for awards.