For some swimmers, having a team suit is more important than others. The main reason we have team suits and caps is so we look like a team at competitions. Not just the good-looking relay teams, but each of our swimmers will be known as an Aquarian. It also helps the coaches see our swimmers up on the starting blocks.
If your child plans to attend competitions, both a team suit and cap is customary, and expected, just like in any other organized team sport, and they should not be used at practices. Properly fitted racing suits are tight. Having another, looser suit for practice will be more comfortable and makes sure the team suit is in the best shape possible for races – and the cap in one piece.
The team suits offered are good quality at a discounted price due to a bulk purchase. Even if you do not plan to go to competitions, these suits last a lot longer than cheaper suits which get saggy when used so much in the chlorine pools.
If a team suit is not possible for your child, then there are acceptable alternatives, which should be made note of by the Coach prior to the competition. These are some guidelines:
- All swimmers must wear a team cap in races
- All suits used in races must be in our team colors: Black/Red/White
- Boys do not wear swim trunks – at practice or at swim meets
They will drag in the water causing your child to tire quickly
- Girls do not wear 2 piece suits – at swim meets
Training bikinis are allowed at practice with Coaches approval