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First Swim Practice

What Should I Expect at Practice for the First Time?


When to arrive?

  • Plan to arrive 5-10 minutes early to meet the coaches and your fellow teammates!
What equipment is needed?
  • Appropriate swimsuits are preferred (one-piece for girls, jammers for boys). Please refrain from the following: trunks, two-piece suits, rash guards, or wetsuits. Our team has a sponsorship with Speedo, so Speedo brand is recommended.
  • Goggles that do not cover the nose
  • Swim caps are encouraged, especially for swimmers with long hair. Free latex caps are available at the pool, silicone OSC caps are available for purchase on our team store
  • Long blade fins are required for the Silver, White, and Red groups. Short blade fins are required for the Blue and Gold groups. Snorkels and paddles are also encouraged for the Gold group.
  • Equipment is available on our team store or at Swim West, located in Encinitas.

Can parents stay to watch?

  • Yes! Parents are welcome to stay on deck to watch practice. We kindly ask that you stay outside the coaches' area to avoid distractions during practice. You may stay behind the wall or sit on the bleachers. Tell the front desk you are "with OSC" when entering the facility.
  • Parents are also welcome to swim during practice time. Lap swim is currently until 7pm at the facility, but you must pay the front desk $5 as a patron.

Anything else?

  • Be ready to work hard, have fun, and practice great attitude!