Potomac Valley Swimming
Level 1

Swim Team Practice & Meet Equipment List

In order for a swimmer to get the most out of the program and their practices we have the following equipment list that will be needed in each practice. ​Most equipment and all team uniforms and suits can be ordered from Cassel's. Other team apparel items such as swimmer and parent shirts, hooded sweatshirts, logo mesh bags, water bottles, and tank tops will be sold by through Cassel's periodically throughout the year.

BLUE WAVE 2019-2020 SEASON EQUIPMENT LIST
SQUADS
Water
Bottle
Goggles
Team
Suit
Practice
Suit
Team
Competition &
Practice Caps
Speedo
Team
Bag
Speedo
Mesh
Bag
DMC
Finis
12" Navy
Swim
Parachute
TYPHOONS 1
X
X
X
X X X
 
 
 
 
 
 
TYPHOONS 2
X
X
X
X X X
 
 
 
 
 
 
Home School Squad X X X X X X            
GREEN Crest 1
X
X
X
X X X
 
 
 
 
 
 
GREEN Crest 2
X
X
X
X X X
 
 
 
 
 
 
BLUE Crest
X
X
X
X X X
X
X
X
X
X
 
MS MONSOON
X
X
X
X X X
X
X
X
X
X
 
HS MONSOON
X
X
X
X X X
X
X
X
X
X
 
GREEN Tide
X
X
X
X X X
X
X
X
X
X
 
BLUE Tide X X X X X X X X X X X X
RIP Tide X X X X X X X X X X X X
Updated 8/23/2021
 
Items needed for practice (see chart above for squad specific equipment needs). We have chosen this equipment as we have found that it works the best for our needs. If you have questions regarding other types or manufacturers please consult your coach before purchasing to avoid purchasing something that makes your child's practice more difficult.
  • Water Bottle - All swimmers need to be hydrated. Dehydration hurts athletic performance. Read article about staying hydrated during practice. (Click Here)
  • Goggles - You should have a couple of pairs just in case one breaks. Speedo makes many different styles because every face is different. ​
  • Team Suit - To be worn at all competitions and not at practices (unless it is the previous years). Refer to our Team Uniform Page for details.
  • Practice Swim Suits - To be worn at practices and not competitions. We have a team recommended suit.
  • Team Competition & Practice Caps - Any swimmer who has longer hair should wear a BLUE WAVE cap at practice & competitions. Refer to our Team Uniform Page for details.
  • Speedo Team Bag - Carry around the stuff you need for practice as well as for competitions. Refer to our Team Uniform Page for details.
  • Speedo Mesh Bag - Needed for carrying and containing your practice gear.
  • Speedo Power Paddles - We use these to help develop technique, strength and power in the water. (Ask your coach to help you with sizing) https://www.casselsonline.com/swim/power-paddle-plus.html
  • Speedo Kick/Pull - Can be used as both a kickboard and a pull buoy.
  • Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel - We use this to help develop technique as well as improve lung strength and capability. https://www.casselsonline.com/swim/snorkle/bullet-head-snorkel-4508.html
  • DMC Elite/Original Fins - We use these fins and you can purchas them from the link below. We have found that these are the best fins on the market. They are more expensive but totally worth it. We have fins to try on at the Pavilion to make sure you order the correct size. https://www.sbrsportsinc.com/collections/swim-fins
  • Finis 12" Navy Swim Parachute - Helps increase strength in the water by hindering your movement through the water.