Costume should be well fitting and made of textile material.
Costumes should be tight when dry, they tend to give when they become wet.
look for chlorine resistant materials such as speedo's endurance as these last longer.
Costume should be one piece (not bikinis) and not transparent, No frilly bits please.
They should not cover the neck nor extend past the shoulder or extend further than just above knee.
Costumes with cross over straps allow better movement of arms without straps slipping over shoulders.
Shorts or Jammers.
Costumes should be tight enough to prevent them slipping when diving in.
Hair Bobbin For swimmers with long Hair
Platting hair can make long hair more manageable on poolside.
Towel for drying after swimming.
Plus a small towel or turban for those swimmers who have long hair. This will help keep them warmer when leaving the pool.
Goggles should be well fitting.
Buy junior goggles for children, adult goggles will normally be too wide and leak.
Do not buy the masks, these are good for play swimming but are bulky on the face for diving.
It is a good idea to have a spare pair of goggles and/or a spare strap.
The speedo futura biofuse flexiseals and the zogg junior phantom and super seal are recommended
Please make sure your child can put them on and that they fit well.
Brechin Beavers Caps are for sale at £7. Please ask coach or at registration. Payment should be made via bank transfer. Or you are welcome to use your own during training.
Cloth caps are not recommended,
Silicon ones tend to be best.
Caps are necessary to keep swimmers hair out of face, aid streamlining and keep the filters in the pool clear.
It is always good to have a spare.
White caps are given to Learn to Swim (L2S)
Red caps are given to Learn to Train (L2T)
Blue caps are given to Train to Train (T2T)
All young people and adults should enter and leave building with a well fitting face mask covering mouth and nose. It will also be required if there is any need to be close proximity to any other person. Swimmers should wear it to the point that they enter the water so please bring a plastic bag or some method to keep mask dry whilst on poolside. Possibly in a plastic bag attached via a hair bobble/elastic band to water bottle.
A plastic box with name clearly marked.
Should be able to take all their swim accessories travelling to and from swimming and all their clothes including shoes whilst at the pool, about 20x30x40cm ie. about 25litres.
Or the plastic garden tubs would work well.
Please no bags on poolside.
A plastic bag to put shoes in may be useful if shoes are wet or muddy.
Swimmer should arrive in costume 'beach ready'.
At the end of the session they can have a quick rinse, no Soap or shampoo, in the shower.
Swimmers can use a changing room to get changed in to dry clothes.