MARK YOUR NAME ON ALL EQUIPMENT AND CLOTHING WITH A WATER-PROOF PEN!

SUITS:

Every swimmer should have two suits, a team suit for meets and one for practice. Our team suit can be purchased on Splash Day at a discount. Manufacturers change patterned styles every two years which is about as long as a well cared for suit will last. Lycra is the preferred material for racing. At practice, nylon is preferred. The team suit should only be worn at meets. After use the suit should be rinsed out with cold water and hung to dry.

CAPS:

Caps are required for swimmers with long hair so that hair will not interfere with proper breathing patterns and strokes. At meets the Orca Cap should be worn which is part of our team uniform. After use, rinse the cap, dry it and powder it with talcum for long wear.

GOGGLES:

Goggles are optional equipment but because the water at some pools may irritate eyes it is recommended that every swimmer have one pair available. Purchase a brand name such as Tyr, Speedo or Finals. The style should have a foam rubber seal around the lens. Be sure that the goggles are sized for the swimmer’s head. They should seal around the eye with light pressure.

FINS:

Fins may be used for teaching and muscle building at the coaches’ discretion. The team has a few sets of fins available, but we strongly recommend that all swimmers bring their own fins to practice. Check with the coach at the beginning of the season as to fin requirements. Please mark the fins clearly with a very permanent marker and check periodically to see if it is readable. The chlorine in the pool will gradually bleach your swimmer’s name out of clothing and equipment.

LOST & FOUND:

The team has a lost & found equipment cabinet. There is very limited storage space and items not claimed in a reasonable time will be given to a local charity.