Weathterstone Swim Team Equipment List
The following items are recommended but not required to enjoy your child's summer swim team season.
Goggles: Every decent pair of goggles easily come out of the packaging, always try them on BEFORE buying! They need to fit a swimmer’s face. Ensure they feel suction around the eyes when the goggles are pressed to the eye sockets. Leave them on for a minute and turn from side to side, make sure there is no air moving into the goggles, in the pool this will be water coming in! Goggles that have an adjustable nosepiece are helpful for correct fit. Mirrored lenses block the sun’s glare, helpful for outdoor swimming. Goggles should not need to be super tight to keep the water out. They should be worn as loosely as possible for comfort. If goggles are leaking and you have tried tightening them and adjusting the nosepiece to no effect, throw them away and try another pair!
Swim Cap: All Weatherstone swimmers will receive a cap at the start of the swim season! Caps keep hair out of the eyes and face and make the swimmer more streamlined in the water. Swimmers should hold the center fold of the cap in the middle of the forehead and pull the cap from the front of the head to the back (the fold is not meant to go ear-to-ear, but little kids sure look cute with it that way!). Swimmers with long hair should put it in a low pony tail first then wind their hair into a bun and tuck it into the cap, keeping the bulk of their hair closer to the base of the head rather than the top. Dry them out after use and keep them flat to make them last longer.
Team Swim Suit: Each year the Sharks work with All American Swim Company to offer a team suit. Please view the Sharks Team Suit webpage for more details or contact:
All American Swim Company - Cary
1231 NW Maynard Road
Cary, NC 27513
Sunscreen: Remember to have swimmers apply sunscreen before practices. When doing laps swim shirts can be heavy and restrictive. Sun protection is essential, but for 30 minutes to 1 hour of lap swimming, sunscreen rather than a rash guard/sun shirt is the best choice. Swim shirts are for before and after practice and anytime kids are poolside playing. Use the sunscreen liberally! Apply 30 mins before getting wet so it doesn’t immediately wash off.