Virginia Gators of Harrisonburg

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 will put together a group order at the beginning of the season to help families save on shipping and to get the best price possible for our families.

Before ordering anything, PLEASE check with Jolanthe Erb regarding any needed team equipment, as we may have it on hand for you and are working with a company to get special pricing - saving you all money! 

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

  • Age Group & Junior Development: kickboard, pull buoy, fins, & mesh bag
  • Pre-Senior & Senior: kickboard, pull buoy, fins, paddles, snorkel, & mesh bag

Also recommended: Goggles (Speedo Vanquishers have a Jr and Adult size)

Our team has several TYR backpacks on hand and available for swimmers as well, if your child needs one. 


Team Suit, Cap, and Shirt

Swimmers will receive a new suit, team cap, and team shirt when they join the team. Suits will be sized on deck at the beginning of the season to ensure the best fit for your swimmer. Additional caps are available for $15. Please contact Jolanthe Erb regarding any needed team gear.

Practice Suits & Tech Suits

Swimmers are encouraged to wear their team suit (provided at registration) and cap during practices. 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.