Equipment kit list

Here is a list of essential kit for ALL squad swimmers (half hour lengths and above)

  • Resistance band for pre-pool exercises (medium strength, e.g. Theraband red)
  • Water bottle – at least 1 litre, labelled, filled with water from home
  • Pairs of goggles (and a spare pair if possible)
  • Two swim hats – preferably Club hats if possible (ask a Coach to buy these)
  • Kick board
  • Pull Buoy – swimmers under 12 should use a 3 band “mini” size
  • Fins – preferably medium/long blade fins but short fins are also okay
  • Swim snorkel – front facing (in front of nose) with purge valve
  • Hand paddles – optional for under 12 swimmers, but essential for swimmers in Ruby Development Squad & above
  • Large mesh bag for carrying the above kit

This list is also provided in our information about moving from widths to lengths sessions which can be found here.

You may be able to find “pre-loved” kit on our Facebook page (MPASC – The Penguins Exchange). Please ask your coach if you need any advice.

Swimmers in the Masters or Fitness Squad can determine their own equipment needs using the above list as guidance.

Swimmers in Learn to Swim (widths) do not require their own kit as the Club uses equipment provided by the  pool providers.