SPECIAL ORCA CAPS — See Coach for these fun caps
ORCA TEAM SUIT — Tyr "Phoenix" This suit will be made available by SwimFreak Swim Shop. SwimFreak will "hang out" at Westover (Date TBA) to fit swimmers and provide suits and goggles for sale. SWIM FREAK will also have a run of standard sizes at their swim shop. You may drop in anytime between April 1st - 15th to try-on and pre-order a team suit.
SHIRT — Each swimmer receives a shirt with registration. Extra shirts are available for purchase if pre-ordered with registration or by the beginning of the season.
CAP — If wearing a swim cap to race, swimmer must wear team cap.
FINS — Fins are required at practice. Each swimmer should have his own pair, marked with his name (Sharpie works well). The suggested brand are "Tritan" and are carried by Lane 4. These are most economical and seem to give the best support along with flexibility. "Speedo" swim fins are second choice. (Regular size, nothing fancy, no dive fins with heel strap, no split fins!). Ask Coach Sandy if you have any questions.
GEAR — The team has kickboards and buoys for our Orcas to use in training. If your swimmer brings own make sure it is identifiable and retrieved from the deck after practice.
CAPS — It is suggested that swimmers wear a cap at all swim meets. If wearing a cap it is required that the official Wild Orca swim cap be worn. Each swimmer will be given a latex cap when t-shirts arrive and are passed out (closer to first meet). Silicone caps may be purchased for $10.00. In practice a cap is optional, however, swimmers with long hair are expected to keep it pulled back in a hairband. A braid works best to keep hair out of face.