If your swimsuit is baggy, or if it soaks up a lot of water, it will weigh you down and create a lot of drag, which makes swimming more difficult. A good suit doesn't need to be high-tech or expensive, but it should allow you to move freely in the water.
Goggles not only help you see better, but also prevent irritation caused by chlorine and other pool chemicals. The right goggles are the ones that fit YOUR eye sockets snugly and fit comfortably. More expensive does not mean better; the only thing that matters for happy lap swimming is a good fit...but that may require some experimentation to find what works.
If you have a hairdo like Steve, you likely don't need a swim cap.
But, if you have long hair, a swim cap will keep it out of your face to reduce drag and distraction. Use the button to the right to get a SaddleBrooke Swim Club Cap. They look great and everyone will think you're cool!
If you have been using a snorkel, feel free to bring that along too.
Later, you may want to bring lap swimmer type fins, a junior sized kickboard, a pull-buoy, and a mesh bag to keep them all together. For beginners, we suggest that you save these items for a little later.
To get started, just bring yourself and a pair of goggles. Ooh, PLEASE don’t forget your swimsuit – HOA rules don’t allow skinny dipping!
If you haven't noticed the "SHOP" button, yet. You can shop online for all these items through our partner, SwimOutlet.com (Just get your swim cap from the "GET A SWIM CAP" button)