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    Swim Equipment Information

    Suits

    GIRLS: All will wear a one piece, racing style suit usually made out of lycra material.
    Racing suits are made by a number of manufacturers.  Suits are also made out of either nylon or polyester.
    Polyester tends to with stand the wear and tear of weekly workouts better than the nylon suits.

    BOYS: All will wear a racing style suit. For boys who are not familiar with racing style suits,
    they can improve performance better than baggy trunks. Racing suits are made by a number of manufacturers. 
    Boys who are diving will need to purchase a brief suit. There are a number of styles of racing/workout suits for boys;
    the most common is the brief. For boys who prefer a more modest cut it is suggested they consider a square cut
    or a jammer suit which looks like bike shorts. When considering material most briefs and jammer suits
    come in only a lycra material and with repeated use will last four - six months. Some of the square cut and/or drag
    suits are made out of either nylon or polyester. Polyester tends to with stand the wear and tear of weekly workouts
    better than the nylon suits. No undergarments in the pool; Swimsuits only

    Goggles

    Goggles are highly recommended. Goggles not only help you see better underwater, but also,
    protect your eyes from the chlorinated water. If you wear contact lenses, you may wear your contacts
    under the goggles in order to aid your vision. Goggles are made by a number of manufacturers.
    It is not necessary to spend a large sum of money on goggles. Speedo Vanquisher’s are a very good model
    to use. You should also consider buying a bungee strap to go with the goggles. 
    They are easier to adjust, wear and last longer.
      A group order may be taken for goggles
    and bungee straps for the goggles.

    Caps

    Girl swimmers are required to have a swim cap.  Swim caps are an excellent way to
    help prevent hair damage from pool chemistry.  Latex caps usually do not last much longer than a year,
    but are the best in protecting your hair from damage. Silicone caps may last longer but also cost more. 
    Caps also help decrease drag in addition to keeping hair out of the eyes. 
    No other head wraps are allowed in the water only swim caps. You may wear two if needed.






     
     
Last Modified on December 6, 2016