Swim Team Ribbons

We are in our fifth season of swim team and just Whit is participating this summer.  I have used this super simple solution for storing their ribbons for a few years and will never do it differently :-).

All you need is a large 2″ binder ring clip.  We snip off the strings they come with and then add the ribbons to the ring each week as they come in.  For some reason our ribbons are different styles so for any that don’t have a hole, I just punch my own.

We have found many uses for these ring clips and I keep them on hand at all times (storing flash cards for tests, prayer cards for first communion, clipping the littles’ creations onto their backpacks, even for carrying hats on the back of our Disney backpack).

If you want to get fancy, it’s really pretty easy to create the tag for the front using word, powerpoint, photoshop or your kid’s own artwork!

We have this inexpensive laminating machine in our family office and use it quite frequently for DIYs, crafts and school projects.  You will also need laminating pouches for it.  I like to buy the full sheet size and then cut it down if needed for smaller things.

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The boys love to go back and see how they have improved their times over the years as well!  Whit was just comparing his times to John’s when he swam at this age.  We are nothing if not competitive around here.  :-)

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2 thoughts on “Swim Team Ribbons

  1. Ah, competitive brothers – I know that oh so well! I have also found many uses for ring clips over the years, so handy to have on hand! xo

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