Bowie Swimming 

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Tip #1

Suits should be a couple sizes down from your normal waist/chest size.  For example, boys that have a 30 inch waist should get no larger than a 28 for a swim suit. Same goes for girls - buy at least a size down because the suit will stretch with use and breakdown from the chlorine.

Here are some standard suit shapes.  Any of these are approved practice attire.
Drag suits are comfortable, less expensive, and last much longer than a normal suit made of lycra/nylon.  

Tip #2

Goggles break.  Get more than one pair, just in case.  The best goggles are the ones that have less parts.  The more parts, the more they break.  Swedish goggles are always a great option - they are less than $5 and durable.

Swedish goggles like these are what the pros wear.  They are only $5 and will last at least a season.
Goggles like these are likely to break quickly and can be expensive.

Tip #3

Fins should be snug when you try them on.  If they are squeezing your foot and it hurts, try the next size up.  However, if you can move your foot inside the fin and your foot slides, try one size down.

TEAM EQUIPMENT

AISD Swimming will issue a racing suit, racing swim cap, bag, and team warm-ups to all Bowie swimmers.


Each swimmer MUST PROVIDE


-2 practice suits 

-2 goggles

-practice cap (if you have long hair, you will want to wear one)

-training fins 



***If any of the issued equipment is damaged/lost, the swimmer will be responsible for reimbursing the team.


Swim Outlet

Purchase gear from SWIMOUTLET.COM  and the Bowie Swim Team will get a check for 8% of the sales. This will add up and really help us! Since you are buying the equipment anyway, why not help raise some money for the team!?!?!

DJ Sports

If you need to get equipment fast, DJ is the premier local shop for swimming gear.  You can purchase everything from suits to goggles, paddles to fins.  There are local area brick-and-mortar stores.  The closest is located in the Mansfield Natatorium.  
NOTICE: THE BOWIE SWIM TEAM WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY FUNDRAISING FOR USING DJ, SO PLEASE CONSIDER USING SWIMOUTLET.COM FIRST.