What to Bring
All swimmers will need to provide their own training equipment for all lessons, classes and squads.
If you need to purchase these items you can get them swim suppliers such as Swimtek in North Perth or The Swim Shop in Floreat.
A few tips when purchasing your equipment:
This is a very personal decision as goggles have to feel comfortable and fit the shape of your face. The best way to find out whether a specific pair of goggles is the right shape or fit is to put the eye pieces on without the strap around your head and if they stay on your face for at least 3-5 seconds then they’re a good fit. Some people prefer the larger mask-type goggles which provide good vision and tend not to leave raccoon marks around your eyes. If you usually wear glasses or contact lenses it is possible to get prescription goggles which are well worth investing in as it will make your swimming experience a whole lot more enjoyable if you can see where you’re going.
We sell Fiski goggles because we know they're super comfy so if you would like to try a pair before buying just ask at your next session. Check out the Fiski range and then let us know which ones you want and we can have your goggles ready for you at your next lesson or class.
Not all fins were created equal!! Without a doubt the best fins for all standards of swimmers are the DMC Fins available from Swimtek and The Swim Shop Floreat. They will help you find the best model and size. Scuba fins are too long and the very short training fins are not long enough. Long blade swimming fins are also ok as long as they are soft and flexible.
Any lightweight streamlined kick board will be fine. Don’t get the most expensive board you can but do get one that suits your size. If you’re petite there’s no point getting a giant kickboard and conversely, if you’re 190cm tall there’s not much use getting a tiny kickboard!
If you have other equipment such as pull buoys and hand paddles then you can also bring these to your sessions.