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Equipment 2021-2022

 

Dartmouth Crusaders Swim Club – 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 uniform 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.

Team suits will be ordered from Team Aquatic Supplies, from the Crusaders TAS Custom Teamwear Portal for Blue Novatech and Blue age Group; and from the Custom Teamwear Portal or Equipment link for Gold, Junior, and Senior.  Returning members who know their suit size may use the earliest portal openings.  For new members and those who need to recheck sizing we will have a sample kit at the beginning of the season for verifying suit size.

  • The Crusaders TAS Custom Teamwear Portal will be open for two week periods at the dates listed below.  Orders will be processed after the portal closes and delivery is 4-6 weeks barring any issues that affect suppliers. 
  • Training equipment may be ordered at the same time as team suits but from a separate link – Crusaders TAS Equipment Link - and paid for separately. This will enable equipment to be delivered at a faster rate than the custom apparel.  Junior and Senior squad swimmers will begin training early in September and are expected to be prepared with all listed training equipment.

Crusaders TAS Custom Teamwear Link – coupon codes not valid for these items as the discounts are worked into the price.  Portal opens for two week periods
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-teamwear

Crusaders TAS Equipment Link – team discount of 20% can be applied to these items.   Portal is always open.                                                                         
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment

TAS Portal Openings for 2021-2022
August 5th – 18th

September 20th - Oct 2nd

October 26th – Nov 6th
January 2022 – 3rd – 16th
March 7th – 20th

 

Apparel and equipment list by Squad – follows:

 

Blue Novatech Squad:

Headline Portal  https://headlinepromotions.ca/crusaders/
Required – Team T-shirt
Optional – spirit wear

Crusaders TAS Custom Teamwear Portal:
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-teamwear
Required – Team Wolf Q suit
Optional – swim bag with Crusaders crest embroidered

Crusaders TAS Equipment Link:
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment
Use the coupon code DAR070 on check-out for 20% discount
Required - Goggles
Required - Short Fins: TAS Short Fin or Speedo switch blade training fin
Required - Pull Buoy (Arena Free Flow pull buoy)

 

Blue Age Group Squad:

Headline Portal
  https://headlinepromotions.ca/crusaders/
Required – Team T-shirt
Optional – spirit wear

Crusaders TAS Custom Teamwear Portal:
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-teamwear
Required – Team Wolf Q suit
Optional – swim bag with Crusaders crest embroidered

Crusaders TAS Equipment  Link:
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment
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 - Snorkel:   Junior, Finis adult, or Phelps
Required - Pull Buoy:   Arena Free Flow pull buoy

 

Gold Squad:

Headline Portal
  https://headlinepromotions.ca/crusaders/
Required – Team T-shirt
Optional – spirit wear

Crusaders TAS Custom Teamwear Portal:
Required – (women) Speedo Flyback – navy, (men) Speedo jammer or brief – navy OR (see note)
Use this link for Speedo Team suits                                                                                                            https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment

Note: Swimmers in Gold who prefer may choose to wear the Q-suit
Use this link for Q suits:
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-teamwear

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

Crusaders TAS Equipment Link:
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment
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 - Snorkel:   Junior, Finis adult, or Phelps
Required - Pull Buoy:   Arena Free Flow pull buoy
Required - Stretch Cordz with handles or paddles

> Additional Non-Aquatic Equipment (available at many sport stores)
Required - Skip Rope

 

Junior  Squad:

Headline Portal
  https://headlinepromotions.ca/crusaders/
Required – Team T-shirt
Optional – spirit wear

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

Crusaders TAS Equipment Link:
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment
Required – (women) Speedo Flyback – navy, (men) Speedo endurance jammer or brief – navy
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 - Snorkel:   Junior, Finis adult, or Phelp
Required - Pull Buoy:   Arena Free Flow pull buoy
Required - Stretch Cordz with handles or paddles
Optional – tempo trainer (one with changeable or rechargeable battery)

>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)

 

Senior  Squad:

Headline Portal
  https://headlinepromotions.ca/crusaders/
Required – Team T-shirt
Optional – spirit wear

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

Crusaders TAS Equipment Link:
https://team-aquatic.com/collections/dartmouth-crusaders-equipment
Required – (women) Speedo Flyback – navy, (men) Speedo jammer or brief - navy
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 - Snorkel: junior, Finis adult, or Phelps
Required - Pull Buoy: Arena Free Flow pull buoy
Required - Stretch Cordz with handles or paddles
Optional – tempo trainer (one with changeable or rechargeable battery)

>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)