Required Equipment


A good pair of SWIM GOGGLES (and a spare) with your child’s name on them is essential and required for practice and meets!! They allow your child to open his/her eyes and not to swim blindly in the dark! For your younger children, they take a little getting used to, but please persevere; it will be well worth it.   

Suggested Equipment

Below is a list of suggested equipment by practice group.   The Y has limited supplies of some items; however, it is recommended that the swimmer has their own.  

You are welcome to purchase your equipment wherever you would like; however, an online store is set up on Swimoutlet to make it easy to purchase.  (Tennis balls will have to be purchased elsewhere.)   


Please remember label EVERYTHING.    It is helpful to label with both Swimmer Name and Southdale Sharks.      

You can click on your practice group to go to a page specific for your group.

     Novice    Age Group 1 &2     Senior    
Mesh Bag x x x
Fins x x x
Kickboard x x x
Tennis Balls   x x
Pull Buoy   x x
Paddles     x

Oh, and did I mention label EVERYTHING?

Special note*
Southdale Sharks will receive an 10% bonus on any items purchased through the store.