Either team suits or a plain black suit is required for swim meets. Team suits can be purchased at https://agonswim.com/team/hickamhurricanes
Send an email to the team gear chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org to request team swim caps and shirts.
PRACTICE EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
We do have kickboards and buoys that your swimmer may borrow. Other required equipment should be purchased in your swimmer’s first 30 days on the team.
MUST HAVES FOR EVERY SWIMMER:
Goggles: Swimmers use goggles to protect their eyes from the chlorine as well as to gain a clear view of their surroundings in the pool. There are a variety of colors and styles depending on the preference of the swimmer. Goggles range from $6.50 – $29.99.
Caps: Caps are designed to keep the hair out of swimmers’ faces and goggles straps into place. Caps range from $3.99 - $19.99.
Boys and Girls Practice Suit: Practice suits are used during workouts. They are created with a stronger material for durability. Some may create extra drag to make the workout more challenging. Boys practice suits range from $17.00 - $76.00.
Mesh Bag: A mesh bag is used by swimmers to hold their training equipment. Mesh bags range from $4.00 - $18.00.
Kickboard: A kickboard is a floating device used by swimmers during practice to enhance their kicking skills. Kickboards range from $6.95 - $24.99.
Fins: Fins are a device that fit on a swimmer’s feet to increase kicking speed during practice. Fins range from $22.95 – $45.95.
Pull Buoys: Pull-Buoys are a device used by swimmers during a practice to enhance body position during pull sets when the swimmers are not kicking. Pull buoys range from $6.95 - $11.99.
Paddles: (GOLD/ELITE) Paddles are a plastic device placed on a swimmer’s hands during practice. The paddles are used to add resistance to the pulling phase of the stroke. There are a variety of paddles available, depending on the stroke you are swimming and the purpose of the pulling drill. Paddles range from $7.95 - $21.00.
Swim Snorkel: (ELITE) Swim snorkels allow swimmers to focus on stroke technique without the interruption of turning the head to breathe. A silicone purge seat allows water to flow out of the snorkel without entering the mouthpiece. The center-mount design accommodates a full range of motion for butterfly, breaststroke and freestyle. Eliminating the need to breathe allows swimmers to relax in the water, maintain body alignment and improve stroke efficiency. Prices range from $18-30.