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. Our SharkCard Discount code for Team Aquatic Supplies is THU100 (to be used for Thunderbolts swimmers purchases only).  

  • Hand Paddles - any flat model such as SPEEDO or Arena.  We also have a limited supply of paddles for purchase with our club.
  • Fins - At the Thunderbolts, we prefer fins such as Arena Powerfins.  
  • Kick Board - all swimmers should purchase the smallest board available such as a junior size. 
  • Snorkel- It is recommended to buy a Speedo bullet. It is smaller than other brands and is easier to handle breathing.
  • Parachute- It is preferred to buy the small size (colour yellow).
  • Heart Rate- We prefer the optical polar. It is easier to use and track the workouts.
  • 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 list below for the required equipment according to group (scroll to the very bottom for pictures): 

High Performance

  • 2 TRAINING SWIMSUITS
  • 2 CAPS
  • 2 PAIRS OF GOGGLES
  • KICKBOARD (small)
  • PULL BUOY
  • FINS (Preferent arena)
  • FULL PADDLES arena or speedo (Preferent square)
  • FINGER PADDLES
  • SNORKEL
  • PARACHUTE (yellow)
  • SHORT
  • T-SHIRT
  • RUNNING SHOES
  • HEART RATE MONITOR (Preferent Optical Polar)
  • TEMPO TRAINER
  • MESH BAG
  • SKIPPING ROPE

 

Senior

  • 2 TRAINING SWIMSUITS
  • 2 CAPS
  • 2 PAIRS OF GOGGLES
  • KICKBOARD (small)
  • PULL BUOY
  • FINS (Preferent arena)
  • FULL PADDLES arena or speedo (Preferent square)
  • FINGER PADDLES
  • SNORKEL
  • PARACHUTE (yellow)
  • SHORT
  • T-SHIRT
  • RUNNING SHOES
  • TEMPO TRAINER
  • MESH BAG
  • SKIPPING ROPE

 

Next Generation

  • 2 TRAINING SWIMSUITS
  • 2 CAPS
  • 2 PAIRS OF GOGGLES
  • SMALL KICKBOARD
  • PULL BUOY
  • FINS (PREFERENT ARENA)
  • FULL PADDLES (Speedo, square)
  • FINGER PADDLES
  • SNORKEL
  • PARACHUTE (yellow)
  • SHORT
  • RUNNING SHOES
  • T-SHIRT
  • MESH BAG
  • SKIPPING ROPE

 

Waves 2

  • 1 TRAINING SWIMSUIT
  • 2 CAPS
  • 2 PAIRS OF GOGGLES
  • SMALL KICKBOARD
  • PULL BUOY
  • FINS (PREFERENT ARENA)
  • FINGER PADDLES
  • SNORKEL
  • SHORT
  • RUNNING SHOES
  • T-SHIRT
  • MESH BAG
  • SKIPPING ROPE

 

Waves 1

  • 1 TRAINING SWIMSUIT
  • 2 CAPS
  • 2 PAIRS OF GOGGLES
  • SMALL KICKBOARD
  • PULL BUOY
  • FINS (PREFERENT ARENA)
  • FINGER PADDLES
  • SNORKEL
  • SHORT
  • RUNNING SHOES
  • T-SHIRT
  • MESH BAG
  • SKIPPING ROPE

 

Olympic Lighting

  • 1 TRAINING SWIMSUIT
  • 1 CAPS
  • 1 PAIR OF GOGGLES
  • SMALL KICKBOARD
  • FINS (PREFERENT ARENA)
  • SHORT
  • RUNNING SHOES
  • T-SHIRT
  • MESH BAG
 

Olympic Spark

  • 1 TRAINING SWIMSUIT
  • 1 CAPS
  • 1 PAIR OF GOGGLES
  • SMALL KICKBOARD
  • FINS (PREFERENT ARENA)
  • SHORT
  • RUNNING SHOES
  • T-SHIRT
  • MESH BAG