Required Team Gear by Location and Group

--> Need swim equipment (paddles, snorkels, kickboards, etc) or LCA team suits, warmups, parkas, or backpacks? CLICK HERE to order from our vendor, ELSMORE SWIM SHOP. You can order from Elsmore any time. Items will be shipped to your home address. 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TECH SUITS: Starting 9/1/2020, athletes ages 12&under as of the first day of the meet are not allowed to wear tech suits in competition. Click here for more information about the new tech suit rule, and click here for a FAQ document

​-->LCA team shirts and swim caps are NOT sold by Elsmore. CLICK HERE to visit the LCA team Square Store to purchase team shirts and swim caps. Shirts from previous seasons are available on the Square Store now. We will do one order of custom swim caps in the fall (with swimmer name printed on them). Items will be delivered to your pool for pickup (they are not mailed to you).

Lost Creek Aquatics is a Speedo sponsored team. Our preferred team vendor is Elsmore Swim Shop. All items can be ordered online and will be shipped directly to you within one to two days, in most cases. Shipping is free on orders of more than $49.00. Elsmore carries our team equipment and suits, and Speedo purchases will receive our Speedo team discount. Although you can purchase most items anywhere you choose, Elsmore is the only vendor that can offer you our LCA Speedo team discount.

If you already have gear, you don't need to purchase new items (for example, if you have a red kickboard or a Tyr kickboard, that is fine and you don't need to purchase a blue kickboard). However, we ask that our athletes do not use gear or wear swim caps or swim suits that are branded by other teams.

The coaches would like athletes to have their equipment by the third week of practice, at the latest. If you're not sure of what you equipment you need, please ask your coach.

It is your choice to purchase warmups, parkas, backpacks, or a team suit. If you need to purchase a new swimsuit, we recommend getting an LCA team suit and you can wear it to practices and to meets. We also recommend parkas for swimmers who will be practicing with us when the weather turns colder. Parkas are in high demand across the country once the weather changes, so we recommend ordering them early. Our advice for growing athletes is to get a larger sized parka and grow into it. However, swimsuits should be TIGHT--no growing into suits! 

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT PADDLES: Hand paddles are sized based on shoulder strength, and NOT based on hand size. Please get the paddles your coach asks your swimmer to purchase to prevent shoulder injuries! 

Swimmers are encouraged to bring a yoga mat or a thick towel with them to practice on days when they have dryland practices. The yoga mat is NOT available from Elsmore. You can get a yoga mat from any website or from Target or Dicks. Any half-inch yoga mat is fine. 

 

Lost Creek Country Club (LCCC) Location
updated 6/8/20

Guppy-LCCC

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Tritan swim fins (not "short" but regular/long fins)
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard

Bronze-LCCC

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Tritan "short" fins (if they have your size; otherwise, Tritan "swim" fins, which are regular/long fins)
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)

Silver-LCCC

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Tritan "short" fins (if they have your size; otherwise, Tritan "swim" fins, which are regular/long fins)
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)
  • Speedo Pull Buoy (Jr size)
  • Size 0 Strokemaker paddles
  • Yoga mat (for dryland)

Gold-LCCC

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Tyr EBP Burner fins (not long fins)
  • Speedo Switch Bade fins (not Zoomers)
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)
  • Speedo Pull Buoy (Jr size, not full size)
  • Size 0.5 Strokemaker paddles
  • Size 1.0 Strokemaker paddles
  • Yoga mat (for dryland)

National-LCCC

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Tyr EBP Burner fins (not long fins)
  • Speedo Switch Bade fins (not Zoomers)
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)
  • Speedo Pull Buoy (Jr size)
  • Speedo Pull Buoy (full size)
  • Size 0.5 Strokemaker paddles
  • Size 1.0 Strokemaker paddles
  • Size 2.0 Strokemaker paddles
  • Yoga mat (for dryland)

Lakeway (LW) Location
updated 7/21/19

Guppy-LW

  • Fins (long fins)

Bronze-LW

  • Fins (long fins)

Silver-LW

  • Fins (long fins)
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)
  • Size 0 Strokemaker paddles
  • Yoga mat (for dryland)

Gold-LW

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Fins (long fins)
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)
  • Speedo Pull Buoy (full size)
  • 0.5 Strokemaker paddles
  • Yoga mat (for dryland)

National-LW and PE Waiver-LW

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Fins (long fins)
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)
  • Speedo Pull Buoy (full size)
  • PE Waiver group: 0.5 Strokemaker paddles
  • National group: 1.0 Strokemaker paddles or 2.0 Strokemaker paddles (ask your coach which one you need)
  • 12" Finis swim parachute (navy) for National group; 8" Finis swim parachute (red) for PE Waiver group
  • Yoga mat (for dryland)
  • National: Old pair of tennis shoes (for kicking in the pool)

Cedar Park (CP) Location
updated 7/21/19

Guppy-CP

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Long fins
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard

Bronze-CP

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Long fins 
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)

Intro to Silver-CP

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Long fins 
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)
  • Speedo Jr or full size Pull Buoy (athlete choice)

Silver-CP

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Long fins 
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)
  • Speedo Jr or full size Pull Buoy (athlete choice)
  • Yoga mat (for dryland, optional)

Gold-CP

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Long fins 
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard or regular kickboard (athlete choice)
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)
  • Speedo Jr or full size Pull Buoy (athlete choice)
  • 0.5 Strokemaker paddles 
  • 1.0 Strokemaker paddles
  • Yoga mat (for dryland, optional)

National-CP

  • Mesh equipment bag
  • Long fins
  • Speedo blue Jr kickboard or regular kickboard (athlete choice)
  • Snorkel (Speedo bullet head)
  • Speedo Jr or full size Pull Buoy (athlete choice)
  • Zoomers (yellow/gold)
  • 0.5 Strokemaker paddles and 1.0 Strokemaker paddles (younger athletes--ask Coach Patrick if you're not sure which sizes to get)
  • 1.0 Strokemaker paddles and 2.0 Strokemaker paddles (older athletes--ask Coach Patrick if you're not sure which sizes to get)
  • Yoga mat (for dryland, optional)