During meets, many of our swimmers choose to sit on the back wooden deck in the Piranha Pit section. This year, we will not have Chaperones for the Pit, and it is not required for your child to sit there. You may not drop off your swimmer and leave the swim meet and you are responsible for them at all times This being said, we think it's a fun way for age groups to mingle and to encourage team bonding.
While in The Pit, the kids should hang with each other, read, play card games, have snacks, etc. (Target sells waterproof playing cards, and UNO cards). Kids will not be allowed to run around in the parking lot/wall ball court/playground, and we’d like to discourage playing on any electronics/iPads. It is up to you as the parent to set the tone and expectation for your child’s behavior while at the meet.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that children stay focused and aware of the event and heat numbers. We do not want them wandering off before their events! Parents can determine age level appropriate expectations for independence at these meets.