It is recommended that swimmers should arrive with the following equipment properly adjusted and in good working order prior to the start of each session. Swimmers need to bring the correct kit to every session preferably in a net bag which can come poolside.  Please can swimmers keep their kit tidy in their bag during the session to avoid losing it.

Minimum Basic Training Kit - When trying out for the club or initially when you first start.
  1. Swimming costume or trunks
  2. Goggles - Speedo or similar (Please note ‘toy’ goggles are not suitable)
  3. Swimming Cap (Latex not fabric - preferably Ashbourne Club Cap)
  4. Drink – preferably a bottle of water
Correct Kit for All Swimmers by Squad
Once you know which squad you are in please have the following kit. There are some links here as examples just to show you the type of equipment needed - you do not need to purchase these actual items. Please note the club branded hat, shirt and hoodie are optional.

  • Close fitting 1 piece costume - no shorts or skirts or bikinis
  • Hat - preferably club or at least latex type as it improves water run off the face and allows better breathing position
  • Goggles - double strap small, close fitting streamline type, not kids coloured ones with big rubber edges or googly eyes as they leak and come off when diving. Add your child's name and a distinguishing feature like a small thread tied round the strap eg:
  • Water bottle filled with fresh plain water or dilute squash

Swim Skills & Development

Juniors & Seniors & Challenge

We Recommend all swimmers also have a log book. Please see Log Books for more information.  

We a
lso have hats which match our team 
colours and shirts!

The hats are available with or without a swimmers name. Hats with just the logo are held in stock but if you wish to have your name printed on the hat it will take a few weeks. 

If you would like a hat please download the order form below and email it to Samantha Andrews at

Please note: We will only place orders for hats once we have enough to make minimum printing runs. Please ask at the time of placing your order for expected delivery. Plain hats are usually kept in stock and available straight away.

Club shirts cost £15- £17 each including the swimmers name printed on the back.   

If you would like a shirt, please complete the order form below with all of the necessary details and email it to Samantha Andrews at

Club Hoodies! 
Child sizes: 
age 7-8 (30”)   9-11 (32”)   12-13 (34”)  £20
Adult sizes:
XS (34”)  S (36”) M (40”)  L (44”)  XL (48”)  £24

See order form at bottom of page.
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17 Jun 2018, 08:04