GK Swimming Equipment Guide

(updated 12/01/2017)

 

Starfish

Seals/Dolphins

Sharks

Age Development/Senior

Performance

Goggles

Goggles

Goggles

Goggles

Goggles

Flippers

Flippers

Flippers

Flippers

Flippers

Kickboard

Kickboard

Kickboard

Kickboard

Kickboard

Drink Bottle

Drink Bottle

2 x Drink Bottles

2 x Drink Bottles

2 x Drink Bottles

Swim Cap

Swim Cap

Swim Cap

Swim Cap

Swim Cap

 

Pull Buoy

Pull Buoy

Pull Buoy

Pull Buoy

 

 

Stroke Snorkel/Nose Clips

Stroke Snorkel/Nose Clips

Stroke Snorkel/Nose Clips

 

 

Gym Training Shirt 

Gym Training Shirt

Gym Training Shirt

 

 

 

Sponge

Sponge

 

 

 

Tech Paddle

Tech & Finger Paddles

 

 

 

 

 Power Paddles

 

 

 

Original Short Fins 

Training Short Fins

 

 

 

 

Mono Fin

 

 

 

 

Tempo Trainer

 

 

 

 

Foam Roller (Optional)

 

There are Club Flippers/Kickboards/Pull Buoys available for training sessions. It is advisable to have your own training equipment so you know everything fits and suits the wearer. As you progress through the squad, it is important to have all the above equipment, especially from the Sharks squads and above.

 

Goggles

Any type of racing goggles are permitted. Please make sure you distinguish between junior and senior goggles when purchasing. Available from our GK Swim Shop.

Pull Buoy/Kickboard

Pull Buoy and Kickboard can be the Dual use Brand or separate. Kickboard not to be the extra long type.

Flippers/Fins

Flippers

Flippers are the normal flexible size fins. Not the Firm Diver Fins. These are mainly used for technique/drills throughout all squads. This is the most important equipment when starting in our program. These are the only fins that we use from Starfish to Sharks squads.

Short Fins

There are two types of Short fins, both made from silicone to reduce the occurrence of skin irritations. These are designed for longer training sets and the Senior swimmer only. DMC is the brand recommended. Some are available from the GK Swim Shop or can be ordered direct from DMC. The Original fin is for the Intermediate type swimmer and the Training fin is for the more Advanced Senior swimmer. These fins are only used from our Age Development squads onwards.

Mono Fin

These are used for our underwater kicking and Stroke development in Butterfly and Breast Stroke. These can be ordered from our GK Swim Shop or swimmers world.

Drink Bottles

Drink Bottles must be on pool deck at all training sessions with your name on it. No sharing allowed. As you enter the intermediate squads, swimmers should start to have two bottles on pool deck as the training is longer and more intense.

Swim Caps

There is a Club Swim Cap available from the GK Swim Shop or you may use any cap for training purposes only. Only the Club Cap is permitted at Swim Meets.
 

Stroke Snorkel

Stroke Snorkel can be ordered through the GK Swim Shop. This is not a normal mask/snorkel used in diving. This is a major tool in stroke development and breathing fitness. Recommended to use with a nose clip, which are available from GK Swim Shop.
 

Paddles

Technique

Technique paddles are to be just bigger than the hand and have only the middle finger strap attached (No bottom strap). Can purchase from the GK Swim Shop.

Power

Power paddles are only for the Senior Squad Swimmers. These are to be bigger than the hand and have a bottom strap attachment to the wrist. We recommend the Engine brand. Please discuss with Head Coach of what size best suits you.

Finger

Finger paddles are a speciality item mainly for the Backstrokers. This is not a compulsory training item.

Sponge

The “Sponge” is supplied by the Club, which consists of a belt, rope and sponge mattress, which is for resistance training in the water. Different sizes for different abilities.
 

Tempo Trainer

The Finis Tempo Trainer is an electronic tool to help with stroke timings and ratings. Only for the advanced swimmer. Can order through GK Swim Shop, but best to purchase from swimmers world in Cambridge Street.
 

GK Gym Shirt

It is compulsory to wear the GK swimming gym shirt to all weights/dryland sessions held at Guildford Grammar School. This shirt is not allowed at swim meets. Order from the GK Swim Shop. 

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