Here are some of the things we recommend bringing for the season!
Official Swim Team uniform suits and speedos are available for purchase through Swim Things on 40 Hwy (ask to be shown Lasers or Cruisers uniforms). Swimmers are encouraged to wear these at meets, but not required. Each uniform is good for a 2-year term. During 2020, we will be buying new suits, then 2022, 2024, etc. For practices, they can either wear their uniform or wear another athletic suit or speedo.
Invest in multiple pairs of goggles for the season, put your name on them if possible! Always bring a back-up pair at meets. Costco sells great ones every season; try to buy quality ones because they will last longer and are well-used.
Personal preferences; can increase speed and can protect hair from chlorine. Tip: spray your child’s hair before the pool with a spray bottle mix of water/conditioner, to help protect from chemicals.
For practice, one towel. For evening Swim Meets, pack multiple towels – they get drenched, and it can get very chilly in the dark. Bring hoodies/sweatshirts for evening meets as well!
For meets only. Meets last from 6pm through 9:30 or 10pm, so it's important that you get comfortable! Bring a blanket for kids to sit on if necessary, fold-up chairs, and possibly a pop-up tent, which will come in very handy for the hot evening meets under the sun.
Practices and Meets are during the heat of the day. Prepare as necessary!
This blog on summer league swim gear can be a handy reference for the brand new swim parent.