HOW TO ORDER EQUIPMENT

The Thunder Bay Thunderbolts proudly supports Team Aquatic Supplies as our main source of ordering equipment for our club.  Families can order directly from www.team-aquatic.com and using our club code of; THU150 will allow you a 20% discount.

PREFFERED TRAINING EQUIPMENT BRANDS/MODELS

At the Thunderbolts we prefer the following brands of equipment that can all be ordered at Team Aquatic Supplies at any time.  

  • Hand Paddles - any model that is flat such as Strokemaker, TYR Catalyst 2, SPEEDO I.M. Tech, SPEEDO Power Paddle Plus or TYR Catalyst Stroke Training.  We also have a limited supply of paddles for purchase with our club.
  • Fins - At the Thunderbolts we prefer short fins such as Arena Powerfin Pro Fins, TAS Short Fins, Speedo Switchblade or Arena Powerfins.  
  • Kick Board - all swimmers should be purchasing the smallest board available such as a junior size.  Only athletes directed by their coach should purchase a large board as a bigger board does not mean better especially the smaller the athlete.
  • All remaining equipment is your choice but please inquire with your coach to better equip your swimmer.

REQUIRED TRAINING EQUIPMENT

The sport of swimming requires an appropriate bathing suit, but other advanced training equipment will be required depending on the level of training. Our equipment committee will organize team orders throughout the season, but you can purchase equipment at local stores or online any time. Please see the chart below for the required equipment according to group:

 

Goggles

Bathing Cap

Water Bottle

Kick Board

Fins

Mesh Bag

Pull Buoy

Hand Paddles

Finger Paddles

Ankle Band

Tempo Trainer

Intro & Discovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

JD & SD

 

 

 

 

 

Performance

 

✔ + spare

✔ + spare

 

High-

Performance

✔ + spare

✔ + spare

Note: Throughout the season more equipment may be required as requested by the coach (sponges, old pair of running shoes for in the water etc…)