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Equipment
Equipment day is SEPT 23rd, 2017 @ OttawaU, Montpetit Hall, room 204 : 08:00-12:00 (details below)

Overview

Swimmers need practice equipment as well as team-branded equipment for swim meets, team travel, and team events. Parents need officiating clothing.

Practice Equipment

The practice equipment needs depend on which group your swimmer is in.

  • GO Perform Group
    • Finis Snorkel : snorkels come in tall (adult) and short (junior) lengths.
    • Arena powerfin pro.
    • Finis Tempo Trainer
    • Stroke Maker (2 sets) : i. Hand size---same as hand for younger swimmers; ii. Large size---2-3 sizes bigger than hand size for Senior Group
    • Greater Ottawa Kingfish logo Mesh Bag - Team-branded item, available from equipment manager.
    • Pull Buoy
    • Finis Ankle pulling Band/Strap
    • Kick Board
    • 4 hockey Pucks
    • Skipping Rope

  • Senior Kingfish Group
    • Finis Snorkel : snorkels come in tall (adult) and short (junior) lengths.
    • Arena powerfin pro.
    • Stroke Maker or Speedo Power Paddles (2 Sets) : i. Hand size---same as hand ii. Large size---2 sizes bigger than hand size!
    • Greater Ottawa Kingfish logo Mesh Bag - Team-branded item, available from equipment manager.
    • Pull Buoy
    • Finis Ankle pulling Band/Strap
    • Kick Board
    • 4 Hockey Pucks
    • Skipping Rope

  • Senior Blue Group
    • Finis Snorkel : snorkels come in tall (adult) and short (junior) lengths.
    • Arena powerfin pro
    • Stroke Maker. Hand size---same as hand
    • Greater Ottawa Kingfish logo Mesh Bag - Team-branded item, available from equipment manager.
    • Pull Buoy
    • Finis Ankle pulling Band/Strap
    • Kick Board
    • Skipping Rope

  • Youth Group
    • Finis Snorkel : snorkels come in tall (adult) and short (junior) lengths.
    • AquaSport or Speedo Training Fins
    • Stroke Maker or Speedo Power Paddles : Same size as your hand(or just a little bigger)
    • Greater Ottawa Kingfish logo Mesh Bag - Team-branded item, available from equipment manager.
    • Pull Buoy
    • Finis Ankle pulling Band/Strap
    • Kick Board

  • Gold Group
    • Finis Snorkel : snorkels come in tall (adult) and short (junior) lengths.
    • Speedo Training Fins
    • Greater Ottawa Kingfish logo Mesh Bag - Team-branded item, available from equipment manager.
    • Pull Buoy

  • Bronze/Silver Group
    • Finis Snorkel : snorkels come in tall (adult) and short (junior) lengths.
    • Speedo Training Fins
    • Pull Buoy
    • Greater Ottawa Kingfish logo Mesh Bag - Team-branded item, available from equipment manager.

Where to Buy Equipment

GO Kingfish has agreements with Team Aquatic Supplies and AquaSport to offer reduced prices on clothing and gear to members of the GO Kingfish swim club and their family.




www.team-aquatic.com

1-800-234-4833

  • Team Aquatic Supplies

    The Team Aquatic Supplies offers a 20% reduction on on-line store prices on clothing and gear that is purchased through their on-line shop by members and their family and their friends.

    Click here to enter the TAS on-line shop. You can browse swim equipment by category on the left of the first page when you enter the on-line shop, also by seaching for a particular item using the search box which is located near the top of the shop's first page. The first page also has links for each GO Kingfish competitive group. Each of these links take you to the list of recommended equipment for your swimmer. A coupon code must be used at check out to get the 20% reduction on the prices, the coupon code is displayed in big font in the middle of the first page - you cannot miss it.

    Free shipping is available for orders of $100. Please consider before starting your order that the cost of shipping will negate the 20% saving when your order is less than $100.

  • AquaSports

    AquaSports is a local store here in Ottawa (2730 Iris Street) with a great selection of swim wear and equipment.

Reference

¤ Speedo Sizing Charts
¤ Swimming Canada Swimwear Rule

Team Branded Equipment & Apparel

Swimmers from Bronze to Senior are required to wear team-branded apparel for swim meets and team travel.

  • 2017/18 team t-shirt
  • team track jacket or team hoodie
  • team swim cap
  • team swim suit
  • team mesh bag

Optional team equipment is offered to the club members. Most swimmers find they need the team swim-bag and the orange team sport shirt. The club also offers a team parka as well as a team toque.

Registration in the competitive program includes the cost of ONE GO Kingfish swim cap and ONE 2017/18 team cotton shirt. Swim caps are kept in stock and are available from the equipment manager. The 2017/18 team shirt will be available just before or during the Oct Pentathlon swim meet.

Team-Branded Equipment & Apparel Ordering Process

GO Kingfish has a partnership with Team Aquatic Supplies (TAS) to provide the team-branded equipment. TAS does not accept individual orders for team-branded equipment. Parents must order team-branded equipment through three on-line opportunities that are provided by the GO Kingfish equipment manager through this website. Watch for notices by email and on your dashboard indicating when online ordering is available.

The three order cycles are:

  • Halloween Order
  • Christmas Order
  • Valentines Order

You will be notified by email when your team branded equipment is ready for pickup at Ottawa U.

Products may be limited for the Christmas order - this is to ensure delivery before Christmas.

Team-branded equipment is offered at the team price and there is no further discount. The TAS coupon code is not applicable when ordering team-branded equipment. Team-branded equipment does not raise funds for GO Kingfish. There is no markup.

Payment is charged to your GO Kingfish account, your account is invoiced at the time of delivery.

Equipment Day

Once a year, the club hosts Team Aquatic Supplies at OttawaU during a Saturday morning practice from 08:00 to 12:00. This year, it will occur on Sept 23 in Montpetit Hall, room 204.

TAS will be selling swimming equipment at this event.

This is the only opportunity to size your swimmer for team-branded equipment. Team-branded equipment is designed to fit your swimmer snuggly. The high quality material does not stretch too much so the item will last the wear and tear of swimming. Consequently sizing your swimmer is the only way to make sure the garment will fit correctly. This is applicable for the Track Suit, swim suit, and parka, less so for the Hoodie which has a loose fit but hoodies are also available for sizing.

Officiating Equipment

Parents of all competitive swimmers are asked to dress in black trousers or black skirt/skort and white or red t-shirt when fulfilling their commitment as a volunteer swim official at the GO Kingfish swim meets.

Officials are asked to wear white shirt for marshalling, timing and chief timer and a red shirt for other officiating roles, including stroke and turns. Team-branded officiating shirts may be purchased from the club but it is not mandatory to have a team shirt. Please order them through the team-equipment ordering process which is described above.

Note: At the GO swim meets, officials are provided with stop watches, clipboards, pencils, and paper. (you do not need to supply your own)

Stocked Equipment

A small number of items are kept in stock by the equipment manager. These items can be purchased at anytime from the equipment manager.

Self-Embroidering

Team-branded equipment is already emboidered with the GO brand and logo, but some parents forget to ask for the swimmer's name to be put on the team-equipment. Other parents already have equipment from elsewhere. Parents can take these items to Amplifyit and pay to have them embroidered. Amplifyit has details of the Kingfish logo.

Volunteering

Please let the equipment manager know if you wish to help with any of the following roles.

  • Approval of logo design (Marketing does the design work).
  • Maintain the product lists.
  • Maintain the on-line ordering forms and spreadsheets.
  • Make the three bulk orders, this requires ordering, notifying, invoicing and pickup.
  • Stocked items (swim-caps), reorder when stocks gets too low.