Equipment and Attire
Team T-Shirts and Caps
To encourage team spirit and unity, every season, swimmers are provided with Herndon Halibut t-shirts and swim caps. At the Parents' Meeting, we will be taking note of swimmers' requested t-shirt sizes. All swimmers who do not provide a t-shirt size request by the end of the first week of practice, will be issued a size as determined by the coaching staff. Swim caps are one size fits all.
Team suits are available to purchase every season. This year, we have a new suit design. The purchase of a team suit is not required, but is encouraged, and is especially recommended for use in swim meets. More information on how to purchase the team suit can be found in our Special Events section, under the Swimsuit Fitting heading.
At the beginning of every season, each swimmer will be issued a Herndon Halibuts bag tag. These tags are to be shown at the front desk before every practice. They are not to be used to gain entry to the pool outside of our regularly scheduled practices. In the case of a lost bag tag, a $5 replacement fee will be charged.
No other equipment is provided or required for practice or swim meets, though goggles are highly recommended. We do not use fins or hand paddles. Bringing a water bottle to practice is encouraged, but no glass bottles are permitted on the pool deck, under any circumstances. Water bottles made of aluminum or plastic are fine.