Your athlete will need an team suit to wear during competition. Girls will order the Arena "Madison" suit and boys will order the "board" jammer or the Arena brief suit on our swimoutlet.com site.
Do not wear your competition suit to practice, these suits should be for meets only.
2. Practice Suits:
Under the category of Practice Gear are the Practice Suit options. If you already have an all black suit, you can certainly opt for using that in practice. Otherwise, you can order one from one or more of the options on our site. We have chosen several different models so that all preferences and body types are accommodated. Note that the Arena competition suit is well made and well priced... you could just order one for practice and keep one separate for competition(easiest option because you just have to get the right size on one model of suit!) . Any suits used in practice must be all black with no other colors/borders.
3. Practice Gear:
Required gear for practice includes snorkel, fins, kick board, pull buoy, and hand paddles.
A) Fins - 12 & under we use full size fins and there is an option in our store but you may purchase any brand of these as long as they are full length. There are a number of fins you may use at the pool, but most swimmers choose to get their own. 13 & over - you will purchase the Arena powerfin pro.
B) pull buoy - athletes should have their own pull buoy and we like the FINIS model because it holds up well and is affordable.(as a side benefit - it is in our team colors!) Swimmers 12 and under can probably use a junior model... both are available in the store.
C) Paddles - Finis freestyler paddles are the model that we use at NSC because they emphasize technique and do not put too much strain on athletes' shoulders. The junior size should be used by athletes shorter than 5'4.
D) Snorkel - All athletes on our team are required to have a snorkel. We use the FINIS "Swimmers swim snorkel" and athletes under 12 can use the junior version.
E) Kick board - All athletes will need the FINIS alignment kickboard.
4. It takes a village!
By ordering off our swimoutlet store, A) you get the best deal on stuff, and B) our team receives a rebate that allows us to do more great things for the team. Make sure you order through this site:
If you happen to be ordering things not in the store - just put our team code in while you are checking out... our code is 14895
If you have questions on the site in relation to the team offering, please contact Greenane Davison 847.687.1015.