Swim Team Gear And Gifts for Swimmers

Swim Team Gear And Gifts for Swimmers I’ve done a bit of lap swimming, but nothing like my kids. Two of the three are year-round competitive swimmers. So, I spend […]

Swim Team Gear And Gifts for Swimmers

I’ve done a bit of lap swimming, but nothing like my kids. Two of the three are year-round competitive swimmers. So, I spend a lot of time at the pool and buy a LOT of swimming gear. There is even the remote possibility that I will be drafted into service as the swim coach for my kid’s high school team.

What gear is needed for swimming?

The following is from a note I received from a USA Swimming Level 5 competitive swimming coach. I added Amazon links to the products to make it easy to shop for your swimmer.

“I get asked about equipment, do we need to purchase anything. I say they make great gifts. Both pools have a limited supply of training equipment. So, getting your own is not required, but swimmers like to use their own.

What equipment do the swimmers use? In order of usage:

Standard items

Obviously, he left off the standard items that all of the swimmers on his team already have:

Swim gear brands

Unless you have lived under a rock, then you have heard of Speedo. The other big brand I see a lot is Tyr,

Optional swimming gear

Other things that some swimmers use during training and competitions include:

Swim parents gear

No swim meet would be complete without all the stuff parents need to get through day or weekend long swim meets

  • chairs – Some venues have bleachers, others have open areas where you can set up your own chairs
  • seat pads – great for venues with bleachers or hard chairs
  • phone battery pack
  • digital camera / video camera – my phone works OK for recording some races. But if parent’s seating isn’t right beside the pool, then a camera with a longer lens really helps to bring the action into focus. I use a Nikon DSLR.
  • Pop-up canopy for outdoor meets and practices. I really like this type with the extra eaves on the sides.
  • Portable wagon to get your stuff from the car to the pool

 

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Jeff is the Editor in Chief of Gear Report and a National Shooting Sports Foundation Media member. He reports on the outdoor industry, reviews gear for camping, hiking, shooting, hunting, paddling, backpacking and other active pursuits.

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