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aquajock
July 30th, 2011, 12:34 PM
I haven't competed indoors since I was 18, which was a bloody long time ago. I'm trying to decide whether to pack my swimming parka to stay warm or not. I am thinking without it I might be chilly. Any thoughts?

Karlene
July 30th, 2011, 12:54 PM
For Auburn I'd definitely bring along my swim parka. I've done meets there several times and the pool deck can get chilly.

jim thornton
July 30th, 2011, 02:07 PM
I agree. Very hard to predict a.c. temps. Usually you don't need cold weather gear for summer meets, but occasionally you freeze without it. Definitely take something to keep feet warm.

aquajock
July 30th, 2011, 02:41 PM
Well then maybe I will take my cape (parka) along. Wearing it makes me feel powerful anyway:bliss:

Bobinator
July 30th, 2011, 05:57 PM
It's always better to be over-prepared and not use it. I hate freezing, it really screws with your flexibility and ROM!

aquajock
July 30th, 2011, 10:22 PM
It's always better to be over-prepared and not use it. I hate freezing, it really screws with your flexibility and ROM!

I totally agree with you. I have never swum well when cold, so I'll make sure that won't happen!

orca1946
September 4th, 2011, 12:49 PM
Bring what will keep you warm & happy wether you use it or not!:)

chowmi
September 6th, 2011, 10:05 AM
Your indian name is "Swims outdoors without Parka". tee hee.

You are talking to the "Princess and the Pea of swim stuff".

If you are driving, I suggest bringing your parka, as well as sweat bottoms, at least one t-shirt, a sweatshirt, and at least 4 towels. I also recommend taking a look at any ski/winter stuff that you have. I find that my ski jacket is warmer and more comfortable than my swim parka. I also have great ski gloves and just bought a headband, all of which I will double as indoor swim meet gear. Do you have Uggs or Ugg-like shoes or Ugg knockoffs? Bring those, too. And flip flops.

There is nothing worse than sitting around an indoor pool with a sopping wet butt, wet neck, and wet towels, and having to ration the remaining dryness of your clothing/towel use. If you are going to the car mid-meet anyway, then switch out for dry towels, dry bottoms, and a dry t-shirt.

Depending on the length of the meet, ditto for extra suits. No sense sitting around in a clammy swimsuit when you can just wear a dry one between your long breaks.

orca1946
October 27th, 2011, 05:47 PM
HOW COLD is that place ????????:chillpill::chillpill::chillpill: