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Equipment - Required

Swimmer Equipment

WHAT has a limited supply of equipment (mostly kickboards, a few fins and a few paddles). Swimmers will be using the equipment required throughout the season. Copper & Bronze swimmers will have a buy-in cost for training equipment (not including training suit and goggles) of approximately $70 with discounted prices at Swim Outlet. Much of this equipment will last for more than one year. The buy-in cost for Silver, Gold and Senior swimmers is approximately $90.
 
The WHAT Shop is a portal to the online swim shop called SwimOutlet. An 8% rebate will be provided to WHAT for all purchases made via the WHAT Shop. PLUS, there is free shipping for orders over $49.00 (and it's usually quick shipping).
 
Item
Recommended
Other Choices
Cost(4)
Senior
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Copper
Training Fins
Short
 
 
Speedo Short Blade,
TYR Crossblade
$20
R
R
R
R
R
Kickboard
Speedo, TYR
$20
R
R
R
R(1)
R(1)
Pull Buoy
Speedo, TYR, FINIS
$15
R
R
R
R
R
Training Paddles
None
$20
R
R
R
R
N
Training Snorkel
Speedo
$30
R
R
R
N
N
Mesh
Equipment Bag
Speedo, TYR
$10
R
R
R
R
R
Water Bottle
20 oz Size
Your Choice
$10
R
R
R
R
R
Goggles
Training/Competition
Arena, TYR
$8-$17
R
R
R
R
R
Training Suit
Speedo Endurance
Dolphin, Arena, TYR
$40-$80
R R R R R
Competition Suit
Level 1
Black
Arena, TYR
$60-$80
O
O
O
N N
Competition Suit
Level 2
Speedo Fastskin II(3)
Black
Arena, TYR
M>$100
F>$150
O
O
N N N
Competition Suit
Level 3
Speedo LZR Racer(3)
Black
Arena, TYR
M>$200
F>$300
O
N N N N
 
 
Notes
R - Required
O - Optional
N - NOT required (or recommended)
(1) The FINIS Alignment Kickboard is recommended for the 2015-2016 season.
(2) Coach Lersch highly recommends this goggle (either base model, Women's or Junior). This goggle is worn by Olympians in training and competition, and is probably the best goggle value available.
(3) Competition Suits (level 2 & 3) should be chosen based on the specific fit needs of the swimmmer.
(4) SwimOutlet prices are typically less than the number posted.