Kit Requirements for Performance and Aquatics Squad

Oswestry Otters swimming kit requirements 

Performance & Aquatics squad

These two groups are the clubs final stepping stone in the development of swimmers to compete with distinction at a senior level. Swimmers will be require a full set of swimming equipment to be a able to perform all array of swimming set they will be performing. Listed below are the fundamental kit requirement which this squad will need for training.

Mesh bag/ kit bag

There are many styles of kit bags but something very simple like this does the job of storing your kit and drying it out for the next session.


Kick boards

There are lots of kick board available, the main thing is to remember that it doesn’t need to be a huge one, Something that is streamlined is a good place to start .



Have a read on our goggles advise here [Click Here]. For swimmers you don’t need to pay top mark for your swimmer goggles but will require goggles suitable for both training and racing in.



Fins come in array of different designs, but watch out as some fins might not be suited for your swimmer. A range of fins designed to be light weight or heavy. Speak with a member of the coaching team to give you with the best advise.



Snorkel are used to allow swimmers to focus on getting correct body position plus other things with out the interference of the head moving for a breath. Snorkels come with different size mouth pieces so ensure you are choosing the right one for your child (speak with our club shop officer or member of the coaching team if you are unsure). *Some swimmers do find the first initial use of this equipment difficult, due to sensation not using the nose. We advise to practice using this equipment at home in a bowl or sink of water.


Pull Buoy 

There are lots of pull buoys available in different forms. The larger they are the more buoyant they will be, this may sound like a good thing but it isn’t. Pull Buoys are mainly used in-between the legs (to focus on arm action), a swimmer needs to be able to push the pull buoy underwater and hold within the legs; the more buoyant the pull buoy the harder it is for younger swimmers to perform this. Keep to a simple design, like the picture above.


Hand Paddles

Hand Paddles are used to help with catch and feel of the water. Often swimmers mistaken the paddle moving in the hand when swimming as a item program when in fact highlight a catch issue which they need to resolve. The bigger paddles gives you a more feel of the water but also require more power to pull through which aren’t ideal for developing members.




Additional items:

Form Rollers

Ease trigger points and aid recovery with a mix of ridged and smooth sections, they help you target different muscles around the body.


Other Items

The club will provide a limited number of the following items which will be used every day or in the odd session. Some swimmers may like to have their own which the following images have links to those items shown. (These items can be found on other sites)

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