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2021-2022 Equipment List

 I will not start using equipment until 9/20/2021 so that you have time to purchase what you need to.

Equipment

Orcas

Dolphins

Sharks

Goggles

Required

required

Required

Water bottles

Required

Required

Required

Mesh Bag

Required

Required

Required

Long Swim Fins

Required

required

 

Open Back Short Fins

 

 

Recommended Strongly

Swim Cap

Recommended

Recommended

Recommended

Pull Buoy

 

Required

Required

Paddles

 

Required

Required

Snorkel

 

Required

Required

Nose Clip

Recommended

 

 

Drag Socks

 

 

Required

Equipment Buying Guide

#1 Goggles: it really doesn’t matter what goggles they have- as long as they FIT the kids well. Speedo, TYR, Nike antd others have good quality goggles available. I recommend you go to a swim shop and get the kids fitted to some goggles the first time around. You need to make sure that they fit the bridge of the nose and the face well to prevent them from falling off during diving. You will want to have at least one good pair and having a backup is not a bad idea.

#2- Drag Socks (Sharks Only) – Can order form One Swim or AquaVolo. Can be found on Amazon.com

#3- Water bottle- any kind that is plastic. Please have their name on it!

#4- Mesh Equipment Bag to place wet equipment into so that it doesn’t mildew. Some may stick their towels in there- others may bring a dry bag as well. That is up to you.

#5- Dryland Clothes and Tennis Shoes: Typically shorts and a tee shirt. Tennis shoes can be either worn in- or keep a pair in their swim bag. The kids will be jumping rope, doing push-ups, short bits of running for dryland and we need them in footwear that is safe for them to do that.

#6- Pull Buoy (Sharks & Dolphins) These come in 2 sizes as well. The Jr. Size is designed for small kids under 9… if you child is very petite that may be a good idea. But these last forever and I would get the adult size if you are questioning.

#8 Paddles- (Sharks & Dolphins) I prefer basic Synergy Hand paddles- but  do not purchase different paddles if you already have them.

#7 Snorkel: The snorkels come in 2 sizes and two general styles (various manufacturers).

The one in yellow is a Junior size snorkel, with a release valve (the black part on the bottom)

The one in Teal is an adult size, just a bit larger, without the release valve on it.

For kids whom are little, the Jr. Size will fit them a bit better. For kids 11+ the Adult size is more appropriate. Again- kids 9-11, you will need to choose. Smaller kids may have the Jr. size fit them better while taller/larger kids that age will like the adult version better.

I HIGHLY recommend that you get the version of swim snorkel that HAS the release valve on the bottom for their first snorkel. That release valve allows you to blow the water out of the snorkel out the bottom instead of having to blow the water out of the top of the snorkel. I have found for young kids- that causes them less problems. Some kids will be fine without the valve- but all the kids that really struggled in the past- did not have the release valve on their snorkels.

#8- Nose clip: This is not required- but recommended. These are inexpensive and helpful as the kids are using their snorkels for the first few weeks.