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New Families - Swimmer Checklist
CHECKLIST: WHAT YOU WILL NEED
 
Expected items – Team suit, cap and goggles
  • Team Suit – Suit try-ons will be held during registration times, in order to help you pick the right size suit. It is generally recommended not to wear this suit to practice more than twice a week to help preserve the suit's color and shape so that it can be used the following year. It is a good idea to wear it at least once a week to get used to swimming in it.   The same team suit design is used for two consecutive years.
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  • Team Cap – Wearing caps helps improve swim times and protects the hair from chlorine. The team will provide barracuda swim caps to each swimmer.
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  • Goggles – Wearing goggles helps improve swim times and protects the eyes from chlorine.
Recommendations:
The following items are highly recommended to make things go smoothly for your swimmer. Be sure to mark all items with your child's name.
  • Large Towel (you may want to bring two)
  • Practice Suits – this can be the suit your child normally wears to the pool or the beach. You do not have to buy a new practice suit. Practice suits should be one-piece.
  • Practice Caps, Suntan lotion, Bug spray and water bottle
  • Sweats/T Shirts – Swimmers generally like to wear a warm-up or sweat suit before meets and between events to stay warm (even in the summer - the water can be cold in the morning!). The T-shirts are usually worn as the sun comes out.
  • Baby or talcum powder – To "dust" the inside of swim cap. This helps preserve the cap and makes it easier to put on.
Special Parent's Note:
June and July mornings can be cool at first and then get very warm as the morning progresses. All of our meets will be at outdoor pools. The summer sun will be shining. Therefore, you need to make sure you dress appropriately. Nothing is worse than being hot at a swim meet. It makes the time pass very slowly! Bring visors, hats, sunglasses and folding chairs. Some teams do not have enough chairs for the visitors. Most swim teams have snack bars available. This is great for siblings, who don’t swim, to help keep them happy.