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DCS required gear (by group)

Equipment needs build with every group! The highlighted items indicate what gear is new to each training group as the swimmer progresses. All recommendations are made in order of coach's preference. Please bring these items with you to practice as you acquire them.

All DCS Swimmers should have:

  • A WATER BOTTLE
  • Mesh bag for swimming to keep all their equipment together
  • Extra pair of goggles

Novice

  • Fins
  • Snorkel

Pre-Age

  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Breaststroke fins, Coach recommends:
    • Speedo Breaststroke swim fins or
    • Finis Positive Drive Swim Fins

Age Group

  • Snorkel
  • Breaststroke fins, Coach recommends:
    • Speedo Breaststroke swim fins or
    • Finis Positive Drive Swim Fins
  • Short Fins, Coach recommends:
    • Arena Pro Fin or
    • Speedo Nemesis Swim Fins or
    • Speedo Short Blade Training fins
  • Swim Paddles, Coach recommends: Finis Agility Paddle (because you will never have to worry about a strap breaking)

Senior (Advance Age Group & Senior Group)

  • Short Fins, Coach recommends:
    • Arena Pro Fin or
    • Speedo Short Blade Training fins or
    • Speedo Nemesis Swim Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Breaststroke Fins, Coach recommends:
    • Speedo Breaststroke swim fins or
    • Finis Positive Drive Swim Fins
  • Swim Paddles, Coach recommends: Finis Agility Paddle (because you will never have to worry about a strap breaking)
  • Swimming Ankle Strap:
    • D-band by Jesse (swimdband.com) or
    • Finis pulling ankle strap or
    • There are some other brands out there or you can make DIY one for your swimmer
  • Finis Tempo Trainer
  • Swimming Drag Socks (Medium or Large only)
  • Power bags kick resistance socks
  • AquaVolo socks

Team Elite (National Development & National)

  • Short Fins, coach recommends:
    • Arena Pro Fin or
    • Speedo Short Blade Training fins or
    • Speedo Nemesis Swim Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Breaststroke Fins, Coach recommends:
    • Speedo Breaststroke swim fins or
    • Finis Positive Drive Swim
  • Swim Paddles, Coach recommends: Finis Agility Paddle (because you will never have to worry about a strap breaking)
  • Swimming Ankle Strap:
    • D-band by Jesse (swimdband.com) or
    • Finis pulling ankle strap or
    • There are some other brands out there or you can make DIY one for your swimmer
  • Finis Tempo Trainer
  • Swimming Drag Socks (Medium or Large only)
  • Power bags kick resistance socks
  • AquaVolo socks

DCS Dryland — Equipment List (all groups)

  1. running or cross-training shoes
  2. shorts
  3. water
  4. sports drink
  5. MMA gloves

Douglas County Stingrays Team Uniform

At swim meets, all DCS swimmers are required to wear the following:

  1. Silver DCS swim cap (unless swimmer has earned a Championship Team cap)
  2. Competition suit of their choice (royal blue color encouraged but not mandatory)
  3. Team T-shirt following this schedule:
  • One day meet:
    • Royal blue shirt
  • Two day meet:
    • Royal blue shirt (day 1)
    • gray shirt (day 2)
  • Three day meet:
    • Royal blue shirt (day 1)
    • gray shirt (day 2)
    • team sponsor shirt (day 3)

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