Training Equipment

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The basic list of the equipment your swimmer will need when training at GCSC is as follows:

  • Short fin flippers
  • Kick board
  • Pull buoy (float that goes between legs to allow swimmer to focus purely on arms)
  • Training Snorkel
  • Goggles
  • Swim cap
  • Net kit bag to hold all of the above
  • Water bottle – sports bottles with a pop up sipping top works very well for swimmers
    (no disposable bottles with a loose plastic cap that can fall into the water)
  • All equipment and Club clothing should be named with a permanent marker

All swimmers are required to bring a full bottle of water, squash or diluted fruit juice to drink during each training session. There is a cold water fountain available in the changing room area of GL1 by the Barton pool. All bottles should be kept at the end of the lane within arm’s reach in order to be easily accessible during training. It is really important that our swimmers are well hydrated before, during and after each session.

Swim Caps

GCSC swim caps can be ordered and paid for on Active for £7 each. When you log on to Active, in the ‘View Programs’ menu, clicking the ‘Add-on Product’ button next to your swimmer’s name will take you to the cap order page, and then it’s a checkout in the usual way with credit card payment. One of the Committee will deliver the cap to you at a swim training session.

Looking After Your Swim Cap

  • Avoid contact with sharp objects such as fingernails, hairpins, earrings, teeth
  • Try to place the position of the cap using full hand to expand and guide cap, rather than pulling at the edges where sharp nails could tear the cap
  • Rinse in cold water and wipe dry after use and sprinkle inside and out with talc

Club Clothing

All club clothing should be ordered and purchased directly from our provider, Monkhouse Schoolwear, Northgate Street,
Gloucester. Location details are below and our Club page is available on their websiteWe strongly recommend your swimmer tries on the clothing for size before ordering.

Boys / Mens Sublimated Shirt

Price:

Junior (28/30 – 34/36)
Senior (36/38 – 42/44)
Plus Size Senior (44/46″ Chest+)

Name Print

£26.75
£33.75
£38.50

£3.00

Girls / Ladies Shirt

Price:

Junior (28/30 – 34/36)
Senior (36/38 – 42/44)
Plus Size Senior (44/46″ Chest+)

Name Print

£26.75
£33.75
£38.50

£3.00

Hoodies

Price:

Junior (28/30 – 34/36)
Senior (38/40+)

Name Print

£30.75
£36.25

£3.00

Where to buy Club Clothing

99 Northgate Street

Gloucester

GL1 2AA

 

01452 413339

http://www.monkhouse.com