Beach Bag Essentials for Swim Team Moms

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There are so many things a good swim team mom needs--sunscreen, snacks and the willingness to sit through lots of practices. For eight weeks every summer, I bring the girls to the lake to let them be part of a team. The practices and meets have turned the girls into great swimmers. They have a blast and are getting such good exercise. But, like all sports there is gear and there is the need to plan.

goggle and sunscreen

You're going to need goggles and lots of them. I'm the mom with the extras that are ALWAYS needed. I keep hair bands, and goggles in my bag--both seem to disappear easily, so extras are essential.

bug bands total home

Since we are constantly on the go in the summer, the easiest thing is to just keep a great canvas tote prepped and ready to go.

I keep this personalized bag prepped by the door and am armed with all I need for the day at the lake. Once you're out the door, there's no going back. You want to keep a bag stocked and heaven forbid you run out of the essentials before the final meet!

Swim Team Mom Essentials:
Bug Spray

When I want to stock up on CVS Sunscreen, Total Home, and Gold Emblem products, I whip out my ExtraCare card and head to CVS to load up. TIP: Look for the 2 for 1 savings on your ExtraCare Card. That's the perfect time to stock up!

As snack coordinator for the home meets, I need to have juice and cookies to congratulate the kids from both teams after every meet. Etiquette dictates that the visiting gets to snack first, so I have to make sure buy doubles on snacks so our team gets some goodies too. My girls favorites include CVS Gold Emblem Baked Cheese Snack Crackers and CVS Gold Emblem Veggie Chips.

swim team fuel

CVS makes having the right stuff easy. Then I just have to follow the schedule and cheer. Here's what makes it all worth while, my girls love the water!


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