Club Kit

Most of the items that will be needed for training and competitions may be obtained from the club shop, which will be open on Thursday evening at Northcroft between 6.15pm and 7.30pm.
Although not essential, most swimmers prefer to wear goggles in training. Goggles prevent the eyes becoming sore after long exposure to chlorinated water as well as enabling clear vision particularly important when swimming in galas. Goggles are frequently a problem to novice swimmers. They may come off when diving in, they may leak or they may simply be uncomfortable. Goggles tend to be an individual thing; what suits one person may not suit another and (beware!) the most expensive is not always the best. The trick is to persevere, find the make and style of goggles that you are happy with and stick with them.

All swimmers need a kickboard and flippers. As swimmers progress from Cruisers up through the squads pullbuoys are also used increasingly as a training aid for concentrating on pulling technique and strengthening the arms. Hand paddles and finger paddles tend to be used by older swimmers in A/B/Youth/Masters squads to develop power, although swimmers in Challengers are allowed small hand size paddles as an introduction to their use and to help with some aspects of technique.

  • Bags £30

  • Hats unnamed £6

  • Hats named £8

  • Mesh kit bags £10

  • Pullbuoys (Junior) £6.5

  • Pullbuoys (Senior) £8.5

  • Kickboards £10

  • Paddles (Strapless) £17

  • Paddles (Hand) £10

  • Fins £18

  • Maru Pulse Goggles £12

  • Team Shirts £25 – this includes embroidered name

  • Club Hoodies £25 – this includes embroidered name

  • Certificates and Badges £3

Please note that all named items must be paid for when ordering.
Payment can be by cash or cheque


Second hand fins are available at a cost of £8 – limited sizes are available

The shop is open from 6.15pm to 7.30pm on Thursdays at Northcroft unless there are timings on.

Jill Crane currently runs the shop and she can be contacted on

Named Hat Purchase

Named hats can be ordered when the shop is open and cost £8.  Orders are batched into at least 25 before sending off to the manufacturer so it may take several weeks for your hat to be available.

Hats can be collected, when they have been printed, from the shop at the above times or by arrangement with Jill ( You will be notified when they are ready.