Team Equipment & Apparel

Team Equipment and Apparel

Equipment and Apparel are all important aspects of swimming. 


Below are brief descriptions of each product that we feel are important for each swimmer to have.  Some items are required for all groups/swimmers and some are recommended for certain groups/swimmers.   


We have many of these items in-stock and available for immediate purchase from the SLO Swim Club office.  Some items may need to be ordered.  If you are interested in any other items that are not listed below, just ask us and we can help you out. 


The swim club is affiliated with DOLFIN SWIMWEAR.  We encourage all swimmers to purchase DOLFIN equipment and suits when possible. 


The swim club and the city do have some equipment available such as kickboards and pull buoys, but it is recommended that swimmers have  their own equipment. 


*A great tip for any of the below items (especially the equipment) is to write your name (with a permanent marker) on all of your personal equipment.  This will help your stuff be identified in case it ever gets lost or misplaced. 

Team Swim Suits

Required for:  All Swimmers



All team suits come with the SLO Swim Club logo screen printed on the suit. 




*A great tip: All swimmers competing in a swim meet should wear a SLO Swim Club team suit or Racing suit.
 

Racing Suits

Recommended for:  Competitive swimmers ages 12 and up.


Specifically used for competition, these suits provide body compression and sleek fabrics to maximize swimming speed.



*A great tip: Talk to your coach to find the racing suit most appropriate for you.
 

Goggles

Required for:  All Swimmers



Each swimmers should come to practice prepared with working goggles...we do have extras, but don't count on us having many to choose from or those working properly. 


*A great tip: Try to have an extra pair of goggles in your bag for those just-in-case days.  

Team Swim Cap

Recommended for :  Prehawk Group
Required for:  All Other Groups


Swim caps make swimming easier for all swimmers in the water.  It allows swimmers to swim and not have to deal with their hair getting in their faces.  For our more advantaged groups swim caps are used as training tools in certain race type situations or for use with a tempo trainer.


Team caps are available in white and navy, and in latex or silicone.


*SLO Swim Club caps are required for ALL swimmers competing in a swim meet!
  

Fins

Required for: All Swimmers



Fins are a great tool for all swimmers.  Although the swim club does have a few fins available on a first come first serve basis at the pool, we cannot guarantee that they will always be in perfect working order, or that we will have them available in your size, so it would be beneficial for swimmers to have their own pair. 


Swimmers in the advanced groups may be required to have short and/or long fins.


*A great tip: If you find that you are in-between sizes, socks are a great way to allow your feet to fit in the larger size, until you grown into them .

Kickboard

Required for:  All Swimmers



Kickboards are used in every single practice, for every single group.  Kickboards are not only used for kick sets, but are also used for many drills.  


 The City does have Kickboards available for use on a first come first serve basis at the pool.  


If you would like your own, we do have custom SLO Swim Club Kickboards available.



*A great tip:  Decorate your personal kickboard with puff paint or permanent markers to show off your artistic style!  

Pull Buoy

Required for:  All Groups except Prehawks


Pull buoys are used in every single practice, for most groups.  Buoys are used for pull sets and also used for many drills.  


The City does have Pull Buoys available for use on a first come first serve basis at the pool.


If you would like your own, we do have pull buoys available for purchase.



  

Hand Paddles

Recommended for:  White and Red Groups

Required for:  Blue Group and Up


Paddles are a great training tool, which allows swimmers to work on distance per stroke, muscle strengthening, stroke technique, and more. 



*A great tip:  Paddles come in a variety of  shapes and sizes, be sure to check with your coach to see which paddles are best for you before getting or using paddles .
 

Swim Snorkel

Recommended for:  Red and Masters Groups
Required for:  Blue Group and Up


A snorkel is a training tool used to help assist in stroke technique, head position, body position, rotation, aerobic capacity, and much more. 



*A great tip:  A swim snorkel is not the same as a snorkel used at the beach, be sure to get a snorkel specifically designed for swimming.  

Mesh Bag

Recommended for:  All Swimmers


A Mesh Bag (also known as a Wet Bag) is a great way to keep and store all your training equipment in one place.  Holds your kickboard, fins, paddles, buoy, snorkel, goggles, etc.  





*A great tip:  A mesh bag eliminates searching for (or loosing) your equipment...just bring your bag full of all your gear to your lane every day.  

Team Backpack

Recommended for:  All Swimmers 


Our team backpack is a navy blue backpack with multiple compartments of varying sizes, some of which are waterproof.  Each team backpack is customized with the SLO Swim Club logo on the front and your name.   




*A great tip:  Backpacks are a great way to hold all your practice/meet items...towels, clothes, goggles, and more.  Great for everyday practice and swim meets!  

Team Parka

Recommended for:  All Swimmers 


Our team parka has waterproof navy outer shell with red lining, with the SLO Swim Club logo on the back, and your name on the front chest.  Parkas are a great way to stay warm throughout all months of the year.  Parkas are a great way to wear and stay warm anywhere (including swim meets and before/after practice).  


*A great tip:  Parkas can last a long time, its a good idea to order a larger size, so you can grow into it.   

Team T-Shirts

Recommended for:  All Swimmers and Family
Required for:  Blue and Senior Groups


Show off your team spirit by wearing these swim club t-shirts.  They are available in white, navy, red, and grey.  Some groups are required to wear these shirt during dryland training.  


*A great tip:  write your name on the tag on the inside collar, so your shirt does not get mixed up with anyone else's shirt. 



  

Team Warm Ups

Recommended for:  All Swimmers 



A set of navy blue Dolfin warm-ups, with the SLO Swim Club logo on the back, and your name on the front chest.



*A great tip:  A great way to show off your team spirit.  Great to wear to swim meets or to swim club events.