Required Practice Equipment

 

Required quipment (fins, mesh bags, junior size kickboards and bouys, practice suits and caps, etc) can be ordered through our team store at SwimOutlet.com-- visit this link and/or use the "Find Your Team" feature. Our team name is "Newtown Athletic Club Sharks". Make sure you see the blue bar at the top of the page indicating you are shopping through our account before placing an order to earn money for the team. (Your prices are the same either way.)

Additional equipment (PowerBags, etc) be purchased at a discount through our team's portal at ONE (Swimmers' Best)Don't forget to enter our team code, NACSHARKS, at checkout. We are one of the only age group teams in the country to have a sponsorship with this up-and-coming, technique-focused, family-run business. Please order applicable equipment through the link to earn money back for our team!

Required Practice Equipment by Group (see links):

 

Group

Mesh Bag

Water Bottle

Long Fins

Pull Bouy

Kickboard

Snorkel*

Paddles**

PowerBags***

Developmental

x

x

x

x

x

   

 

Age Group 1

x

x

x

x

x

   

 

Age Group 2/3

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

Junior

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

Senior

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

x

 

 

*Center mount snorkel, such as the  FINIS Swimmer's SnorkelSpeedo Bullethead, or ONE Swimmers Snorkel,

**FINIS Agility

***Link drives to our SwimmersBest portal, scroll down to click on "PowerBags".

We recommend that all swimmers under age 10 or 75 pounds purchase junior size kickboard and pull bouy.

If you are unfamiliar with swim equipment, we suggest sticking to the following brands: ONE/SwimmersBest, Speedo, TYR, Arena, FINIS, Sporti

 

Practice Apparel

  • Appropriate swimsuit
    • Girls: one-piece suit appropriate for training with straps that meet in the back (i.e., not a fashion suit)
    • Boys: “jammer” or “brief” swimsuit (i.e., not traditional “board shorts” that can ruin swimmer body position)
  • Goggles (at least 2 working pairs—one for use, and one backup)
  • Cap (silicone or latex) if hair is long enough to cover eyes

 

Equipment Policy

Swimmers need to have all of their equipment at practice to participate and learn. While NAC will have a few extra basic supplies, we cannot guarantee availability, and these should not be a replacement for purchasing individual equipment. Swimmers must have equipment or they will not be permitted to practice.

If a swimmer forgets their equipment, he/she should check the swim team office for backups BEFORE stepping on deck. At no time will a coach leave a practice in progress to help an unprepared swimmer find backup equipment. 

Please see the handbook for the preparedness policy.