Club T-Shirts, hoodies, hats, shorts and track-suits, produced by Under Armour who provide fantastic team clothing of top quality and great design. They are available to purchase from the Membership Secretary at the Hydro on a Monday evening.
Swimmers require a T-Shirt and hat for competitions.
The present Under Armour Club Kit Price List effective July 2018 is:
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* one free hat with initial membership
**please provide the exact spelling of the name to be printed on the towel
Training equipment can be purchased from local sports shops or online. As a minimum swimmers require a kick board, pull buoy and short fins. As they progress through the squads, other equipment may include finger/hand paddles and a snorkel. A mesh bag is recommended to keep this equipment in, as they are suitable for poolside use and dry quickly.
Goggles and swimwear are also required. No specific makes or types of goggles are recommended; each swimmer must choose the ones they feel comfortable in. It is advisable to have two pairs of goggles at all times. Different types of training and racing suits are available, and again the swimmer should choose a make and style they are comfortable in. Training suits are generally made from thicker material and may be double skinned to increase drag – make training harder.
Racing suits are made from much finer material and should be a very snug fit; there is no benefit in buying a racing suit that is too big. In addition, there is no need to spend hundreds of pounds on a racing suit at this stage as it really won’t make that much difference to performance.