Tornadoes Swim Team Equipment

Swim Practice Equipment Requirements

Swimmers are responsible for providing their own equipment for swim practices. In addition to wearing appropriate swim suits, caps, and goggles, the coach for each group determines additional equpment required for swimmers to bring to practice. The Tornadoes Swim Team has a limited amount of practice equipment that swimmers can borrow during practice, if needed. 

F1 Group:  water bottle, fins, kick board (snorkel and hand paddles optional)

F2 Group:  water bottle, fins, kick board, snorkel, buoy, hand paddles

F3 Group:  water bottle, fins, kick board, snorkel, hand paddles

F4 Group:  water bottle, fins, kick board, snorkel, hand paddles, pull buoys, 2nd suit as a drag suit, extra towel and clothes for dryland training

F5 Group:  water bottle, fins, kick board, snorkel, hand paddles, pull buoys, 2nd suit as a drag suit, extra towel and clothes for dryland training

Masters Group:  water bottle


Swim Meet Suits and Caps Requirements

The Tornadoes Swim Team would like all team members to wear a solid black colored suit to swim meets with a green Tornadoes swim cap.

Team Swim Cap

To purchase a Tornadoes Swim Cap, please see Coach Sophia.

  • Latex Swim Caps:  $5.00 each
  • Silicone Swim Caps:  $14.00 each
  • Twice a year, at our bi-annual parent meetings, we will offer a chance for swimmers to order personalized swim caps (with their names/nicknames).  You will need to purchase a minimum of two (2) caps with the name.  The caps are silicone and the cost is $15 each, or a minimum total of $30.

Team Swim Suit

The black team suits can be any brand, and can be purchased through any store. 

We currently use the Swim Outlet shop to purchase team specific Arena brand suits and equipment at a discount. Your order will be shipped directly to you.  The team receives 10% back on all purchases made! At various times during the year the team will host suit try-on events for swimmers.  Watch for emails announcing this event.

Tornadoes Swim Team Swim Outlet Shop

You can also purchase apparel with the YMCA and Tornado logos, plus other gear by going to the Swim Team Store.