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In addition to a team suit for meets, t-shirts (each swimmer receives at least 2 tshirts each season)(extras are $12 each) and caps (each swimmer receives two silicone caps each season and they are $10/ea after that), Swim Charleston swimmers need the following equipment to participate fully:

practice suit (do not wear your meet suit to practice)

mesh equipment bag (any color any style for wet equipment poolside -- swimmers will take this home every night) 

long fins (see store link at Suits/Equipment tab)

one game die (foam game die can be purchased at The Dollar Store but any die works) 

FINIS alignment kickboard (this type is REQUIRED) 

running shoes (your preference) 

goggles (your preference but we recommend Speedo Vanquisher/Women’s Vanquisher/Children’s Vanquisher -- we have these for sale from the coaches for $20 if you need a pair)

pull buoy (prefer Junior size single piece but any will do)

           water bottle (all swimmers Levels 2/up must bring one to practice)

jump rope (levels 2 through 4)(7 foot for ages 11/under and plastic is preferred) 

two tennis balls (Levels 2 and up)

loose drag suit for all male swimmers ages 12/over (required) 

             composition notebook or other journal for swim log (Levels 3 and 4 only)(optional but encouraged)

           6 inch foam roll (preferably high density 6 x 12 inch) (Levels 3 and 4 only)

Total estimated costs:

      Level 1:     $40-100 plus suits and tennis shoes

      Level 2-4:  $60-110 plus suits and tennis shoes

      WE DO NOT TRAIN OFTEN WITH SNORKELS OR PADDLES

Most of this equipment (including optional) can be purchased online by clicking the Suits/Equipment tab which will help support new equipment purchases for our team. Alternatively, swimmers can make these purchases on their own. 

Please know that if you purchase through our team store, you are helping our team to be able to purchase additional needed equipment as a percentage of sales go to the team.