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12U suit policy

Here are Aulea's policies regarding swim suits for 9-10 and 11-12 year old swimmers.

10&Under Athletes:

All 10&Under athletes should have one Competition level suit. This will be their “go to” suit at all meets and this suit should ONLY be worn at meets. (It is not a practice suit.) AULEA’s Team Suit is the Speedo Launch Splice and is available through Swim and Tri (see Swim Store/Ordering Info).  

Coach’s comment: These suits are basic, often Lycra (or similar fabric), suits. Boys may wear “Jammer” style or “Brief” style. These suits should be smaller and more fitting than a training suit. Most new swimmers order suits (both practice and racing) that are 1-2-3 or 4 sizes too large.

Performance Suits: 10&Under athletes should for no reason be racing in "Performance" level suits. If you have a question as to an appropriate suit, please ask Head Age Group Coach Emma Forbes or Head Coach Joe Glenn.

 

11-12 Year Old Athletes:

ALL 11-12 year old athletes should have one Competition level suit. This will be their “go to” suit at most meets. Again, this suit should ONLY be worn at meets - itt is not a practice suit. AULEA’s Team Suit is the Speedo Launch Splice and is available on our Team Unify Website under the Swim Store Tab.

Coach’s comments: These suits are basic, often Lycra (or similar fabric), suits. Boys may wear “Jammer” style or “Brief” style. These suits should be smaller and more fitting than a training suit. Most new swimmers order suits (both practice and racing) that are 1-2-3 or 4 sizes too large. This suit should NOT have a white “FINA APPROVED” label on the suit.

Performance Suits: 11-12 year olds that have a Hawaii Age Group Championship Meet qualifying time may also wear a Performance level suit at selected meets. These suits have stitching. Stitch-less suits are for 13+ athletes. Some options include:

  • Speedo Fastskin FSII Recordbreaker (Female) Speedo FSII Jammer or Brief (Male)
  • Speedo LZR Racer Pro Recordbreaker (Female) Speedo LZR Racer Pro Jammer (Male)

Also, 12 year old female athletes who have AAA times may wear a Performance level suit at selected meets. Option includes:  

  • Speedo LZR Racer Pro Recordbreaker Kneeskin (Female only)

Coach’s comment: These Performance suits should only be worn at championship meets or other high level meets selected by the coaching staff. Please consult with your coach on which meets would be appropriate to wear your Performance level suit.

11-12 year old athletes should for no reason be racing in Higher Level Performance “Speedo Elite” suits. If you have a question as to an appropriate suit please ask Head Age Group Coach, Emma Forbes or Head Coach, Joe Glenn.

 

Important Suit Notes:

  • Athletes should wear their standard black competition suit (Speedo Launch Splice) in most racing situations.
  • It is important that all swimmers wear Speedo brand suits. Speedo is “our” brand.
  • Performance suits have a very short life. Their use can be measured not in meets but in races. Please follow all proper care tips to extend the life as much as possible.
  • The AULEA team suit is available at Swim and Tri and can be purchased through this website (see Swim Store/Ordering).