Swim Team Practice & Meet Equipment List

In order for swimmer to get the most of our program and their practices we have the following equipment list that will be needed in each practice and at all locations. ​All equipment and most team uniforms and suits can be ordered from FINIS or Swim Outlet and is usually shipped within a week. Other team apparel items such as swimmer and parent shirts, hooded sweatshirts, logo mesh bags, water bottles, and tank tops will be sold by KING Boosters periodically throughout the year and at home meets.

 

KING AQUATIC CLUB 2019-2020 SEASON
TRAINING EQUIPMENT LIST

GROUPS FINIS
Kickboard

Fins:
Tech2  or
Powerfins

FINIS
Z2 Gold
Zoomers
or Swim
Fins
FINIS
Foam
Pull
Buoy

Full Size 

Paddles

FINIS
Iso
Paddle

FINIS
Glide
Swim
Snorkel

FINIS
Pulling
Ankle
Band

FINIS
Swim
Para
Chute
FINIS
Tempo
Trainer
Pro
Thera
Band
FINIS
Mesh
Gear
Bag
Water
Bottl
e
SENIOR X X   X X X X X X X X X X
HS PERFORMANCE X   X X X   X          X X
PRE-SENIOR 2 X   X X X X X X       X X
PRE-SENIOR 1 X   X X X   X X       X X
DEVELOPMENT 2 X   X X X             X X
DEVELOPMENT 1 X   X X               X X
PRE-COMPETITION X   X                 X X
Updated 4/2/2020

 

Items needed for practice (see chart above for group specific equipment needs)

FINIS Agility Paddles Floating - The Agility Paddles are designed to provide swimmers with instant stroke feedback – even after just one lap! Now made in a new floating material that is great for all swimmers, from learn-to-swim to triathletes. The strapless design fits the natural contour of your hand and teaches you to apply positive pressure throughout your stroke. If you do not maintain a proper stroke, the paddle will let you know by shifting or falling off. This simple paddle will keep you conscious of your technique, build strength and heighten your feel for the water. (Click Here)

FINIS Freestyler Paddles - Specifically designed for freestyle training, the Freestyler Hand Paddles plane the hand forward through the water, improving reach and distance-per-stroke. With a long fin shape and unique skeg design, the Freestyler Hand Paddles promote a strong pull through, better hip-rotation and increased efficiency. An adjustable finger strap offers a perfect fit and the narrow surface area helps prevent shoulder strain. (Click Here)

FINIS Freestyler Paddle Jr. - Specifically designed for freestyle training, the Freestyler Hand Paddles plane the hand forward through the water, improving reach and distance-per-stroke. With a long fin shape and unique skeg design, the Freestyler Hand Paddles promote a strong pull through, better hip-rotation and increased efficiency. An adjustable finger strap offers a perfect fit and a narrow surface area can help prevent shoulder strain. (Click Here)

FINIS Instinct Paddles - The strapless design of the paddles heightens stroke awareness to improve technique.The ergonomically advanced design of the Instinct sculling paddles helps teach swimmers the correct palm positive hand position while sculling. The Instinct sculling paddles' convex design promotes an early catch and an early vertical forearm position in the sculling motion. The Instinct sculling paddles are a versatile tool for all four swim strokes and are available in two sizes: Medium & Large. (Copy Here)

FINIS Iso Paddles - Iso paddles are strapless paddles designed to isolate specific muscle groups, develop proper hand position and heighten stroke awareness. Iso paddles are uniquely designed to create an imbalance in the catch phase of a stroke, which forces swimmers to apply more pressure on either side of the paddle in order to maintain a proper stroke. The variance encourages swimmers to pay increased attention to hand position in the water, keeping it level and consistent throughout the catch and pull of each stroke. (Click Here)

FINIS Mesh Gear Bag - The Mesh Gear Bag is a convenient way to store all swim equipment. The Mesh Gear Bag is made of a durable nylon mesh material that lets air flow freely for fast drying, and includes a pull drawstring that securely closes the bag. A small zip compartment safely stores smaller items such as goggles or a Tempo Trainer Pro. The Mesh Bag includes a hook attachment for easy transportation and storage. A waterproof name tag helps identify the Mesh Bag and prevent theft. Machine Washable.. (Click Here)

FINIS Axis Buoy - The dual-function design of the Axis buoy improves body position while building upper body strength and engaging the core muscles. With ergonomic keyholes and a contoured design, the Axis buoy can function as both an ankle float and a leg buoy. The lightweight EVA foam is lightly textured for a more secure grip and allows swimmers to easily transfer the buoy between ankles and legs. (Click Here)

FINIS Foam Pull Buoy - The Foam Pull Buoy immobilizes legs and provides lift to help build upper body strength and increase focus on proper hip rotation. The Foam Pull Buoy aligns the body from head to toe and improves symmetry. Made of EVA foam material that will not chafe or irritate the skin. Available in Adult and Jr. sizes; the Jr. size is ideal for swimmers with smaller legs or under the age of 12. (Click Here)

FINIS Alignment Kickboard - The Alignment Kickboard uses a hydrodynamic design to improve body position. The stabilizing hand strap allows complete control of the board without gripping, creating a perfect alignment from the fingertips to the toes. When used properly, the Alignment Kickboard sits just below the waterline so swimmers can lengthen their body without kicking at an incline. Shorter in design, the Alignment Kickboard puts less pressure on shoulders as compared to standard kickboards. A great training tool, the board can be used to do one arm and side kicking drills in addition to normal kicking. When paired with a snorkel, the Alignment Kickboard encourages proper head alignment and improves overall technique. (Click Here)

FINIS Foam Kickboard - The Foam Kickboard immobilizes arms to help build leg strength. Made of an EVA foam material that will not chafe or irritate the skin.Available in Sr. and Jr. sizes; the Jr. size is designed to decrease stress on the shoulders and is ideal for youth and smaller swimmers. (Click Here)

FINIS Glide Snorkel - Train out loud with the newest member of FINIS, the GLIDE Snorkel. This colorful training essential allows you to swim with proper body position while strengthening your lungs on a regular basis. (Click Here)

FINIS Junior Pull Buoy - Develop upper body strength and proper alignment in the water during your workout with this Pull Buoy from FINIS™. Holding the pull buoy between your legs to neutralize the kicking motion also allows you to concentrate on developing good form and arm stroke technique. (Click Here)

FINIS Z2 Gold Zoomers Swim Fins - The latest release from the Zoomers™ line of fins, Z2 fins utilize a patented angle and quick response technology to promote a shorter, faster kick. The higher propulsion generated by the use of Z2 supports a higher body position and better body roll for a greater level of conditioning across freestyle, backstroke, or butterfly. (Click Here)

FINIS Gold Zoomers - With its short blade, the Z2 Gold Zoomers® fin encourages shorter and faster kicks while experiencing propulsion through the water. The comfortable fit of natural rubber creates a soft and secure fit and inhibits hyperflexion. The fluid separator on top of the fin allows the foot to easily slice through the water while reducing fatigue on the down kick and quads. The flex box on the bottom of the fin helps catch water on the up kick, targeting and strengthening hamstrings and glutes. (Click Here)

FINIS Pulling Ankle Band - The natural rubber FINIS Pulling Ankle Band holds your feet and ankles together to eliminate kicking and help you develop upper body strength. (Click Here)

FINIS Swim Parachute - Increase your training and take your performance to the next level with the FINIS Swim Parachute. This device gives you additional weight to pull while performing laps, giving you an extra edge by increasing your speed, strength and endurance. (Click Here)

FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro - The convenience and portability combination of this FINIS Tempo Trainer Pro uses beeps to help you set your stroke rate to keep you in sync. (Click Here)

Thera-Band Excercise System - Resistance exercise provides both positive and negative force on the muscles, helping to improve strength, range of motion, coordination and cooperation of the muscles groups. The Thera-Band Exercise System costs significantly less than similar exercise equipment sold with claims of achieving similar results, and the Thera-Band® has the advantage of being portable and versatile with virtually limitless uses. (Click HERE)

Additional Items needed for practice

Goggles - Swimmers who cannot see, cannot perform turns well. Below are Arena brand goggles priced from low to high.

Towels - 1-2 towels

Practice Swim Suits - Swimmers needs at least 2 practice suits for practices.

  • Male (brief or jammer Arena practice suit
  • Female Arena practice suit

Team Caps - Any swimmer who has longer hair should wear a KING cap in practice & meets.

Water Bottle - All swimmers need to be hydrated. Dehydration hurts athletic performance. Read article about staying hydrated during practice. (Click Here)

Extra clothes - At swim meets & practice, water is everywhere and it is tough to keep everything dry.