We are a TYR team and The Starting Block is our official team store!

TYR is the primary aquatic performance apparel and equipment sponsor for our team. All of our team gear and team suits will be TYR branded. We are excited by this opportunity to be sponsored by such a trusted brand!

What Gear Does My Swimmer Need?

Most swimmers have a towel, cap and goggles that they bring in a swim bag each day to practice. As your swimmer accumulates more gear they may opt to purchase a mesh gear bag. This is good for the swimmer to have at the end of their lane to keep track of their things. It is also good for hanging up in the laundry room or garage at home for the gear to dry. Required equipment by practice group:
  • LESSONS: goggles
  • PREP: goggles, fins
  • COMP: team suit for meets, water bottle, goggles, cap, fins, front snorkel
  • AAG, EAG: team suit, water bottle, goggles, cap, fins, front snorkel
SENIOR and ELITE: team suit, water bottle, goggles, cap, fins, hand paddles, front snorkel, drag sox, tempo trainer, zoomers (short fins,) and pocket drag suit.

The Starting Block recently opened our ONLINE TEAM STORE! This adds a new level of convenience for Berzerker families as you can now take advantage of our team discounts at any time of the year, rather than waiting for us to organize and announce a team order.
  • Please keep in mind that we have a SIZING KIT available for suits at the WCHS pool, so if you are unsure you can ask to try on a TYR suit any time by asking for the kit at our Info Station at the Webb City Pool entrance during practice. You can also refer to TYR’s sizing chart: www.tyr.com/shop/sizing
  • It is important for all families to keep their suit and shirt sizes updated in your team account so that we know what to order when we place special team gear orders related to team events.
  • If you would like any of your team gear embroidered or personalized, you can contact Chrissy at Peregrine (CMCKEE@peregrinesolutions.com) to arrange to have that done. Peregrine has our team emblem on file so the work can be done quickly.
  • Since TECHNICAL SUIT discounts are based on your highest qualifying meet, these need to be ordered through our TEAM GEAR COORDINATOR. You can place orders by contacting Ashley Triplett at ashleytripmond26@gmail.com. She will place your order for you. The cost of your order will then be billed to your online BERZERKER account.
  • DragSox
® are the only team gear that can't be ordered through our team dealer, so any Senior or Elite Group members who need to order those should order them at THIS LINK. (Most swimmers will want the introductory size 30.)

The Starting Block TYR Items

Crossblade Sizing Chart

Adult Apparel Sizing Chart

Benefits of Our Partnership with TYR

With our sponsorship comes some awesome rewards. Anytime you order any apparel, gear, or suits through our team representative (Ashley Triplett) or our Online Team Store, our team gets credit toward FlexBucks that we can redeem to get new training equipment for our team! It doesn’t matter if you order team gear, practice gear, or meet gear. All of those purchases help our team earn rewards!
There are a lot of great perks that go along with being a TYR sponsored team, including the opportunity to receive Qualifier Benefits. These benefits are available for qualified athletes attending corresponding meets. Qualifying meets and corresponding benefits are as follows:
 Olympic Trials & USA Swimming Senior National qualifiers
   One (1) free TYR tech suit
   One (1) free TYR warm-up (jacket and pant) as needed for first time qualifiers
   One (1) free TYR backpack as needed for first time qualifiers
   One (1) free TYR t-shirt

 USA Swimming Juniors, NSCA Juniors, Futures Championship qualifiers
   40% off TYR tech suit of choice
   One (1) free TYR warm-up (jacket and pant) as needed for first time qualifiers
   One (1) free TYR backpack as needed for first time qualifiers

 USA Swimming Sectionals, High School Championship qualifiers
   30% off TYR tech suit of choice
   One (1) free TYR t-shirt

 Age Group Championship qualifiers
   20% off TYR tech suit of choice on one team order annually

If your swimmer falls into one of these qualifier categories, contact Coach K at shawn.klosterman@gmail.com to discuss redeeming your benefit. TYR must be notified of your intent to redeem the benefit three (3) weeks in advance of the designated competition. So make sure you talk to Mica or Coach K early enough to receive your benefit!