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My First Practice

What Should I Expect at Practice for the First Time?


When to arrive?

  • Practice begins promptly at 5:00pm. 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. Popular brands include Speedo, TYR, Dolphin, and Sporti.
  • 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 $20. 
  • Fins are not required, but are HIGHLY recommended. They are inexpensive and guarantee that your swimmer will have a pair that fit.
  • Equipment is available at Swim West, located in Encinitas, and SwimOutlet.com.

Can parents stay to watch?

  • Yes! Parents are welcome on deck. However, please do not sit on the North deck. Please also refrain from talking to the coaches or your swimmer during practice.

Anything else?

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