2 Must-Haves for the Swim Mom’s Bag

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My kids take swim. They LOVE it. I love it too because the more they learn, the safer I feel when they’re in the water. That being said, I spend a lot of time rooting for them on the sidelines. Before we even leave the house, I’ve got to get a bag ready to make sure we have everything we need. Both of their swimsuits need to be washed, they both need clean swim towels, goggles, a change of clothes, Katie needs her swim cap (because swim hair is out of control) and money for the vending machines. This is our routine.


Momma needs a couple things for the bag as well. There are 2 things that are essential.

1. Something to drink

2.  Something to munch on.

I do my grocery shopping at Walmart pretty much most of the time. This is where there are in the store:

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You can expect to find the POWERADE© near the the other sports drinks and the Ritz bits cheese sandwiches packs near all the other snack packs.

We all have our favorites, but let me suggest a couple? You need a good drink to sip on. I love the Lemon-Lime POWERADE© flavor. There are a tons of great flavors to choose from like White Cherry, Tropical Mango and Citrus Passionfruit. They also have zero calorie options as well, for those you who are watching the calories (often, that’s me too). Even the regular calorie ones are just 130 calories for the whole bottle. Not too bad either way. Also, the 8pk 20oz is on rollback at Walmart. You’re welcome.


For all of us Ritz lovers, have you tried the little Ritz bits cheese sandwich packs? NABISCO Multipacks are pretty yum and these Ritz bits packs are only 150 calories. Not even kidding. Get you some. My advice? Be a hero and toss in a few extras to share with the other parents. Nobody digs having a grumbly belly on the sidelines. Especially when your schedule pushes mealtime out of it’s normal time.

HEADS UP: Specially marked packages inside Walmart stores have coupons. So, be looking for that, so you can SAVE some money. Look for the little hanger on the POWERADE© 8pk 20oz (save $1.50) and, if you look in pic above, see that little coupon sticker on the Ritz box? Look out for those as well. and save .75 cents.

Check out how other sideline parents keep fueled here. #SaveSnackScore


About Jacqueline Presley

Owner/Author Creative Outpour. Member of Arkansas Women Bloggers & Northwest Arkansas Bloggers. Jacqueline lives in Springdale, AR with her husband Spencer & her two children Katie (9) & Jackson (7).


  1. Here we can get everything we need. First of all, these are soft drinks and high-calorie foods that will not do us good.

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