Training Equipment

Swimmers should bring training equipment with them to all practices. Specific items/lists can be found here on our website, under each program group, and also in our SwimOutlet storefront. We do have a team store at (create an account and use access code VGATORS25). Orders placed directly through their site will receive free s/h over $75 and a 25% discount at checkout. 

Our coaches have recommended some specific products (linked in our SwimOutlet storefront) that they believes would be most beneficial to swimmers. While we do have a few extra items on deck if a swimmer forgets, items such as fins and snorkels need to be individual to a swimmer for size and safety.

Equipment by Practice Group or Clinic

  • Age Group: kickboard, pull buoy, fins, & mesh bag
  • Junior Development: kickboard, pull buoy, fins, & mesh bag
  • Pre-Senior: kickboard, pull buoy, fins, paddles, snorkel, & mesh bag
  • Senior: kickboard, pull buoy, fins, paddles, snorkel, & mesh bag
  • Clinics: goggles, cap, and fins (preferred) - pull buoy and kickboards provided

Also recommended: Goggles & practice suit

Before ordering anything, or if you have any questions, PLEASE check with Jolanthe Erb regarding any needed team equipment, as we may have it on hand for you and can get it to you quickly. 

Our TYR representative will be at our fall kickoff picnic held on Sunday, August 28th to help with suit & fin sizing. He will also have some products on hand for a 25% discount. An email to new families with information will be sent out after August 20th with links and more information regarding gear. 


Team & Parent Shirts

Each swimmer will receive a team shirt when joining the team. Additional shirts or sweatshirts for siblings or parents may be purchased from our store with Commonwealth Promotional

A bulk order will be placed at the start of the season for parent shirts/sweatshirts. We will re-open the team store later in the season, but you can place your pre-season order HERE


Team Suit & Cap

Swimmers registering for the 2022-23 season will receive two new team shirts (green and gray) and a team cap when they join the team. Team suits may be purchased for a discounted rate via our TYR store. Suits will be sized at the beginning of the season to ensure the best fit for your swimmer, or sizing can be arranged at any time during the year by contacting Jolanthe Erb.

Additional caps are available for $13. Please contact Jolanthe Erb regarding any needed team gear.


Practice Suits & Tech Suits

Swimmers are encouraged to wear their team suit  and cap during practices at meets. Some swimmers prefer to wear a different cap, or no cap, for practices, but the Gators cap must be worn during meets.

Tech suits may only be worn by swimmers 13 and older per USA Swimming guidelines. Coach Scot recommends swimmers save the use of their tech suits for focal meets (championship and meets trying to qualify for championships). You can read more in our June 2021 newsletter HERE.