Apparel & Equipment

Swim meets are an excellent place for us to show our pride in being part of Delta Aquatics. How we present ourselves at meets and practices has an enormous influence on our team's unity, success, and growth. 

Parent Apparel: We offer team spirit wear seasonally in the fall and spring. It is a great way to show your support and pride in your swimmer and their team. It makes it easy to find and meet other Delta parents, which helps unite our community and welcome newcomers.

Simply Swimming - Our Vendor

Delta Aquatics is proud to be affiliated with Simply Swimming as our apparel & equipment vendor. The store will come out to practice one time during the early portion of each season and the dates & times will be posted on the practice calendars. You can try on suits and purchase all the swimming equipment and apparel you will need for the season at this time. If you are new to swimming and need help sizing your suit, you will want to attend one of our fittings when Simply Swimming can help you choose the proper fit. Racing suits should be tighter than you might normally pick for a practice suit. We advise being fitted rather than making a mistake on purchasing the wrong size suit. 

If you need additional equipment or cannot make the team fitting, you can click on the Simply Swimming logo below to visit the Delta Aquatics online store where you can purchase all your equipment for the season. Orders will not be collected by the coaching staff. 


 

Apparel Info

  • All swimmers must have a team suit to compete in meets. This is a different suit than they wear for practice.
  • All swimmers must have the equipment required for their group, as outlined below.
  • The only caps swimmers may wear at practice or meets are Delta Aquatics team caps. Personalized team caps will be ordered once during the early part of each season, but personalization is not required. (Regular Silicone Caps without names can be purchased from a Coach at the pool for $12 cash.) During a swimmer's first season with Delta they get a Delta latex cap.
  • All swimmers are expected to purchase the team shirt and the team jacket. (For 22-23 Speedo will not have the new warm-ups until January.)

Equipment Needed by Group
Below is a list of what equipment is needed for each group. Swimmers are required to have their cap, kickboard, fins, pull buoy, paddles and snorkel at practice each day. When Simply Swimming comes out on apparel night at the start of each season, they will have this equipment available. Please purchase the exact equipment listed. Do not make any substitutions. Swimmers may purchase additional items not required for their group, for example many will purchase a mesh bag to carry their equipment to and from practice easily. All other clothing and equipment that is offered each season is optional and can make nice holiday/birthday presents.

Click on each group name to see the required apparel and equipment.

Fundamental Team Suit, Season Team Shirt, Team Jacket, Team Cap, Kickboard & Long Fins
Developmental Team Suit, Season Team Shirt, Team Jacket, Team Cap, Kickboard & Long Fins
Advanced Team Suit, Season Team Shirt, Team Jacket, Team Cap, Kickboard, Long Fins, Pull-Buoy & Paddles
Senior Prep Team Suit, Season Team Shirt, Team Jacket, Team Cap, Kickboard, Long Fins, Pull-Buoy & Paddles
Senior Team Suit, Season Team Shirt, Team Jacket, Team Cap, Kickboard, Long Fins, Pull-Buoy, Paddles & Snorkel

 

Apparel Policies

 

Team Apparel at Meets
Swimmers will wear the following shirts on the given day of a swim meet.  Parents are encouraged to participate as well!  Shirts (and much more!) may be purchased online through Simply Swimming at the start of each season.

Thursday - Navy Shirts
Friday - White Shirts
Saturday - Gray Shirts
Sunday - Navy Shirts

All swimmers will wear their Delta Aquatics team cap at all competitions.

Team Suits
Team suits are for meets only, swimmers should wear a different suit for practice. Swimmers will wear the "regular" team competition suit at all meets unless otherwise specified by the coaching staff.  Typically prelim/final meets, last chance meets, or specific target meets will be ‘suited’ meets.  All championship meets are technical suit meets.  Please read the Delta Aquatics tech suit recommendation list by age.  

We recommend boys to train and race in briefs so there is more of an effect of compression in a technical suit at taper meets, but jammers are allowed.  Women’s two piece suits are not allowed in competition or practice.

Swimmers will wear their Delta Aquatics team cap at all practices.

Delta Aquatics Equipment Sizing Guide

To determine the correct fin and paddle size, please see this helpful document:
Equipment Sizing Guide

Delta Aquatics Team Jacket Sizing Guide

To determine the correct team jacket size, please see this helpful document:
Team Jacket Sizing Guide

Delta Aquatics Suit Sizing Guide

If you need help with sizing and an in-person apparel night isn't available, we encourage you to visit Dick's Sporting Goods, where you can safely try on suits for proper fit for competitive swimwear. 

To determine the correct swim suit size, please see these helpful documents:
Speedo Size Chart and Competitive Swimsuit Sizing Guidelines

Delta Aquatics Tech Suit Guide

Tech suits are high-performance suits which have gained a great deal of momentum in recent years. Technology is helping swimmers swim faster and faster as they reduce more and more drag in the water. Does your swimmer need a tech suit? NOPE! They do not, but as they get older and/or faster, they may want one. If you're considering purchasing a tech suit, make sure you do a fitting so you know the suit will fit correctly. Tech suits can be purchased through Simply Swimming and for certain Senior qualifying meets, swimmers who participate may be eligible for a discounted price.

As tech suits are just a piece of the puzzle of swimming, our team will utilize the following guide for what suits to use by age/swimming level.

Tech suits WILL NOT be used at regular season meets.  Tech suits may be used at prelim/final meets with coach approval.  Tech suits may be worn at designated 'Target' meets.  Tech suits may be worn at Championship meets. Meets where tech suits are able to be worn will state it on the meet page for that meet. Please note USA Swimming banned tech suits for 12&U swimmers and the suit listed below is on the approved list from our sponsor Speedo, read more here.

 

12 & U - Speedo Aquablade Record Breaker / Speedo Aquablade Jammer or Brief 

 

13 & Older - Speedo LZR Elite / Speedo Racer X 

 

Tech Suit Links from Simply Swimming
Men's Tech Suits

Women's Tech Suits


 

Other Delta Logo Gear

Do you have and idea for new gear sporting our Delta logo?  Send an email to Coach Jessica with your ideas or suggestions.  If there is enough interest in your idea, we'll see if we can add it!