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Equipment Required

WAVES Required Equipment                                            

Team caps and t-shirts (team uniform) are available at Wild Country Swimwear in Normal.

printable list of WAVES Required Equipment

ALL PRACTICE SQUADS - are required to have the following items at all practices

  • Goggles - 2 pair, must be easily adjustable by swimmer
  • 2 WAVES caps, (if wears cap) - available at Wild Country Swimwear
  • Competitive swim suit for practice – can be any brand, design, color (cannot have name or logo of another team)
  • For meets - Team swim suit – Speedo brand, Endurance fabric – solid black
  • For meets - WAVES team t-shirts, one each of black, royal blue, aqua blue – available at Wild Country Swimwear
  • Water bottle, 24 oz or larger, athletic style only
  • Mesh bag
  • Pull float, size medium, blue-white
  • Kickboard, youth or full size, blue, firm, rectangular style

Also…requirements for Fins, Snorkel, Paddles vary by practice squad, see below

  • Fins – see individual practice squad requirements below
  • Snorkel – see individual practice squad requirements below
  • Hand Paddles – see individual practice squad requirements below

Level 1 - Exploring

  • (both long AND short fins required)
  • Long fins, standard training fin 
  • Short fins, Finis Z-2 model

Level 2 – Discovering

  • Short fins, Finis Z-2 model, (the long fins are only used in the Level 1 – Exploring practices)
  • Snorkel, Finis Freestyle
  • Paddles, Strokemaker (authentic), MUST BE SIZED BY COACH BEFORE PURCHASE

Level 3 - Challenge

  • Short fins, Finis Z-2 model
  • Snorkel, Finis Freestyle
  • Paddles, Strokemaker (authentic), MUST BE SIZED BY COACH BEFORE PURCHASE

Level 4 – Achieving

  • Short fins, ages 13-under, Finis Z-2 model
  • Short fins, ages 14-older, Finis Z-2 model or DMC brand short fins
  • Snorkel, Finis Freestyle
  • Paddles, Strokemaker (authentic), MUST BE SIZED BY COACH BEFORE PURCHASE

Multi-Focus SwimFit

  • Short fins, ages 13-under, Finis Z-2 model
  • Short fins, ages 14-older, Finis Z-2 model or DMC brand short fins

High Performance - See separate list from Coach Yourd