Team Tie-Dye Activity Following Time Trials Meet!

This fun team activity made an appearance a few seasons ago as an alternative to puffy paint. It was tons of fun so we’ve been doing it ever since. Below is a list of what will be provided and what you need to bring.

Tie-dying will start immediately following the time trials meet and it should take 60-90 minutes to mix the dye, do the shirts and wrap them up in plastic.

What We Will Provide
– Tie-Dye Powder
Approx. Colors: Wine, fuchsia, pink, red, orange, coral, yellow, lime, green, teal, royal blue, navy blue and purple
– Plain white shirts (in a limited number – 8 smalls & 8 mediums)
Please try to remember a t-shirt, we’d hate to run out and have people unable to tie-dye
– Plastic wrap
– Rubber bands
– Print-outs of tie-dying techniques (folds, swirls, double swirls, ect)

What You Need to Bring
$5 for tie-dye materials above ($7 if you’re using one of our shirts)
– White T-shirt for tie-dying
– OPTIONAL – extra tank top, chamois, towels or bandanas to tie-dye (if extra dye is available)
– OPTIONAL – additional colors of tie-dye if you have some or want colors not listed above

Instructions for After Tie-Dye

  1. Leave the dyed items in plastic for 3-24 hours.
  2. Unwrap and undo rubber bands.
  3. Rinse several times thoroughly in cold water to get rid of excess dye.
  4. Wring. Air dry (outside might be best).
  5. When first washing, do so separately from other clothes.

On Monday (8/17), bring your handy work to practice! We want to see everyone’s and snap pictures of the completed projects.

Note: This is a team building activity. So though fans and HS men’s swimmers will be present at the time trials meet, we’re asking anyone who is not a Lincoln girls’ swimmer or coach to head home after the meet. Please plan to pick up your athlete (if needed) around 11:00/15AM.

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