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Equipment 2021-2022

Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club
2022-2023 Swimmer Apparel and Training Gear
 

For a policy statement on "Why We Wear What We Wear" and  frequently asked questions" please see this link.

The Crusaders’ primary team unifor-m includes a team swim suit, cap, and t-shirt.  The cap is provided following completion of registration and the swim suit and t-shirt must be ordered by members from the team portals. 

In addition to apparel there are some pieces of equipment which enhance our swimmers’ skill development so each swimmer needs to have them at each practice session. Training equipment can be ordered from Team Aquatic Supplies, or in some cases purchased from local merchants.

If your swimmer already owns a particular piece of equipment they do not need to switch to the listed brands.  However, if the equipment they have does not function as needed, then you need to switch to the one listed below.  For example: with stretch cords, the swimmer needs to be able to move their arms through the full motion of a stroke.  If the tension of the cord they have is too high and limits the swimmer movement then the one listed below will enable correct movement.

The Headline Crusader Portal for team shirts and other spirit wear is open and can be accessed at any time.  Advisory on delivery time is noted in the portal.

Headline Portal: https://headlinepromotions.ca/crusaders/

Required - Team T-shirt
Optional - Sprint Wear


Apparel and equipment list by Squad – follows:

Novatech Squad

Crusaders TAS Equipment Link: Use the coupon code DAR070 on check-out for 20% discount
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment

Required – (women) Speedo Flyback – navy, (men) Speedo jammer or brief – navy
                   Note – this suit is for training and competitions

Required - Goggles
Required - Short Fins: TAS Short Fin or Speedo switch blade training fin
Required - Pull Buoy (Arena Free Flow pull buoy), small size

Optional – swim bag with Crusaders crest embroidered
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-teamwear

 

Blue Squad

Crusaders TAS Equipment Link: Use the coupon code DAR070 on check-out for 20% discount
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment

Required – (women) Speedo Flyback – navy, (men) Speedo jammer or brief – navy
                   Note – this suit is for training and competition

Required - Goggles
Required - Short Fins: TAS short fins or Speedo switch blade training fin or Speedo switchblade training fin or Aquashpere Alpha  Swim Fins or Arena Power Fins or Finis Positive Drive Fins or Aquasport Short Fins
Required - Pull Buoy:   Arena Free Flow pull buoy, small size
Required - Snorkel:   Junior, Finis adult, or Phelps

Optional – swim bag with Crusaders crest embroidered
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-teamwear

 

Gold Squad

Crusaders TAS Equipment Link: Use the coupon code DAR070 on check-out for 20% discount
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment

Required – (women) Speedo Flyback – navy, (men) Speedo jammer or brief – navy
                   Note – this suit is for training and competition.  Suggested for entry level racing suit for AAA Champs and above is Speedo Power Plus Kneeskin or Arena powerskin

Required - Goggles
Required - Short Fins: TAS short fins or Speedo switch blade training fin or Speedo switchblade training fin or Aquashpere Alpha  Swim Fins or Arena Power Fins or Finis Positive Drive Fins or Aquasport Short Fins
Required - Pull Buoy:   Arena Free Flow pull buoy, small size
Required - Snorkel:   Junior, Finis adult, or Phelps
Required - Stretch Cordz with handles or paddles – Finis Stretch Corz (available on amazon.ca)

Optional – swim bag with Crusaders crest embroidered
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-teamwear

 

Junior  Squad

Crusaders TAS Equipment  Link: Use the coupon code DAR070 on check-out for 20% discount
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment

Required – (women) Speedo Flyback – navy, (men) Speedo jammer or brief – navy
                   Note: Recommended racing suit – begin with Arena Powerskin, or Speedo Power Plus Kneeskin, then choose as budget permits.
Required - Goggles
Required - Short Fins: TAS short fins or Speedo switch blade training fin or Speedo switchblade training fin or Aquashpere Alpha  Swim Fins or Arena Power Fins or Finis Positive Drive Fins or Aquasport Short Fins
Required - Pull Buoy:   Arena Free Flow pull buoy, small size
Required - Snorkel:   Junior, Finis adult, or Phelps
Required - Stretch Cordz with handles or paddles – Finis Stretch Corz (available on amazon.ca)
Optional – tempo trainer (one with changeable or rechargeable battery)

Optional – swim bag with Crusaders crest embroidered
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-teamwear

 

Senior Squad

Crusaders TAS Equipment  Link: Use the coupon code DAR070 on check-out for 20% discount
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment

Required - (women) Speedo Flyback – navy, (men) Speedo jammer or brief – navy                                                                           
                - Performance suit as budget permits
Required - Goggles
Required - Short Fins: TAS short fins or Speedo switch blade training fin or Speedo switchblade training fin or Aquashpere Alpha  Swim Fins or Arena Power Fins or Finis Positive Drive Fins or Aquasport Short Fins
Required - Pull Buoy:   Arena Free Flow pull buoy
Required - Snorkel:   Junior, Finis adult, or Phelps
Required - Stretch Cordz with handles or paddles – Finis Stretch Corz (available on amazon.ca)
Optional – tempo trainer (one with changeable or rechargeable battery)

Optional – swim bag with Crusaders crest embroidered
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-teamwear

 

Options:

Check the Team Aquatic Supplies and ALL Tides web sites to assist with supply issues. 
Also check Decathlon, and Amazon.ca as you may find what you need at any one of these sources.


 

Additional Non-Aquatic Equipment (available at many sport stores)
Required - Skip Rope
Required - Fitness bands – power loops set of three (at Spartan Fitness, SportChek, Running Room, Walmart)