SwimVille USA & Speedo        

Speedo: YNWLA has a signed contract with Speedo. Through this agreement our team members receive a 25% discount on equipment, swimwear, and team apparel, discounted and free items for National Team Qualifiers, and other program benefits. Swimmers are expected to use Speedo brand products at all times when representing the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana (practice and meets). This includes Championship Racing Suits (Team Colors ONLY)!!
-Required: suits, caps, equipment (see required
equipment lists on the 'Groups/Schedules' tab)
           -Optional: backpacks, warmups, parkas etc.

Note: The 'Jolyn' brand is not owned by Speedo is therefore is not an acceptable brand of swimwear for team activities.

SwimVille USA is the official Team Vendor for YNWLA. Through SwimVille, swimmers and families can order all official YNWL suits, bags, warm-ups, and more. Items can be purchased/ordered by phone from their Fort Thomas, KY location or online through our team specific link. Please click the link below to read the introduction letter from SwimVille which contains our Team Specific link for official YNWLA gear.

Online Order Link & SwimVille USA Intro Letter

Ft. Thomas Plaza
90 Alexandria Pike
Ft. Thomas, KY  41075

Store Hours
Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: CLOSED


Team Apparel Guidelines continued:

All swimmers competing for the YNWL Swim Team must purchase a Speedo Team Suit (plain BLACK Speedo Brand - embroidery is optional) and agree to wear a team cap (right side out) in all warm-up sessions and meet competitions. Team suits are to be worn in all competitions by all swimmers. A Speedo "championship" / “speed/tech” suit may be substituted at a team championship meet. Team caps are to be worn in all meet warm-up sessions and team competitions. The cost of the suits and personalized team caps (caps to be ordered in the Fall) are additional costs to the registration fees.

A team Spirit Shirt will be distributed in the fall at no additional cost. Swimmers are encouraged to wear these at Meet Sessions. Parkas, Team Sweat Suits, Team Backpacks and additional team shirts are available but not required.

Practice Suits and Equipment

  • All swimmers should make every effort to be in Speedo Brand suits and equipment at all practices, meets, and team events.
  • Ladies: For those that like the Jolyn style suits, check out the Speedo 'One Back' suits and suits with 'TURNZ' in the description.
  • On our online Team Portal with SwimVille USA there is also a 'grab bag' line items that offers discounted suits for males and females.

Championship/Tech Suits

Effective September 1, 2020 - Tech Suits are NOT permitted for 12 & Under Swimmers per USA Swimming Rules. Any non-practice (lycra or endurance model) suit that does not have a Green Checkmark (signifying approval by USA Swimming) on it will be considered an illegal suit. Use of such suits will result in a swimmer being disqualified. Click HERE for a quick list of which Speedo Tech suits are approved for 13 & Over and 12 & Unders.

  • Due to covid19 and delays with manufacturing, sales, distribution: A suit that does not have a green checkmark but would otherwise be approved under the current rules is permissible through January 1, 2022. 
    • ​Example: a Speedo Aquablade model suit is allowed for 12 & under swimmers, with or without a green checkmark until Jan 1, 2022. After Jan 1, 2022 that suit will require the green checkmark to be legal.
    • Example: a Speedo LZR PRO is NOT allowed for 12 & Unders after Sept 1, 2020.
  • click HERE to be taken to USA Swimming's website for more details

        Defined: Any suit other than Lycra/Endurance type suits designed for high level racing. (ie- any suit in team colors in the Speedo Fastskin & LZR line of competition suits.)

        These suits should only be worn at Championships and Championship format meets as designated by the coaching staff and must be Speedo brand products. ‘Championship Suits’ are not to be worn at in-season dual meets or Invitationals unless specifically designated by the coaching staff ahead of time.

        Championship / Tech Suits may be ordered by phone with SwimVille. YNWL Members receive a 20% discount on Speedo Tech Suits. Any SPEEDO Tech suit in black or Team Colors only (black, orange, white, gray/silver)

Dome Caps
        To be worn only at Championships and Championship format meets as designated by the coaching staff ahead of time. Only official ‘YNWL’ Dome Caps or plain White, Gray, or Black Speedo dome caps may be worn.

Meet Apparel Guidelines
        Swimmers should be in ‘YNWL’ and/or generic Speedo apparel at all times at competitions. When not in the water warming up or racing, t-shirts, shorts, pants, jackets, etc should be worn to stay warm. Adequate body temperature is essential in assuring the body is properly prepared for competition. Wet towels are not sufficient for keeping the body warm.
        Apparel advertising or containing logos of other organizations and/or teams is not permitted at any time during team events.

YNWLA Official Team Apparel

Embroidery/Screening is optional on all items

Speedo Streamline Warmup Jacket – Black/Grey combo

  • Comes in Women’s, Men’s and Youth Sizes

Speedo Streamline Warmup Pants – Black

  • Comes in Women’s, Men’s, and Youth Sizes

Speedo Teamster Backpack

  • 35L in Black or Da-Glo Orange

Speedo Color Block Parka in Black (it’s mostly Gray with Black lining)

Team Suit

  • In-Season: Speedo Endurance Poly – in Black
  • Championships: Any SPEEDO Tech suit in black or Team Colors only (black, orange, white, gray/silver)