Swim kit

Outlined below is a suggested kit-list which our coaches have put together and encourage athletes to bring along to pool sessions. This will allow the coaches to incorporate relevant drills and practices to aid your swim training. They are not mandatory but will make certain drills and practices easier to complete.

If you’ve any questions, please ask one of our coaches. We have an ‘Affiliation’ with Swimshop who offer a 10% discount on equipment and have put a bundle package together for Edinburgh Triathlete members which will give you everything you need.

  1. Pull Buoy: A generic adult sized foam swim buoy will be fine.
  2. Hand Paddles: We recommend the Finis Freestylers, technique training paddles, rather than strength training paddles, which help with stroke/catch development.
  3. Kick Board: A generic adult sized foam kick board will be fine.
  4. Fins: Typical rubber fins with a heel cup as pictured will be fine and will allow a wider repertoire of kick drills to be incorporated into sessions. For those who suffer from achilleas pain, fins such as the AquaSphere Alpha (the blue ones in the picture) allow greater ankle flex and may be easier to use. Those who suffer badly from cramp may even want to look for longer length diving-type fins which also reduces load on the calf.
Our next swim sessions: 
This Week
Monday 24 Sep
19:30 - 20:30

Swim Session - Monday

Location:
Royal Commonwealth Pool
21 Dalkeith Rd
Edinburgh
EH16 5BB

Wednesday 26 Sep
06:00 - 07:30

Morning Swim Session - Wednesday

Location:
Leith Victoria Swim Centre
Junction Place
Edinburgh
EH6 5JA

Wednesday 26 Sep
20:45 - 21:45

Evening Swim Session - Wednesday

Location:
SMC Sports Centre
Stewart’s Melville College
Queensferry Road
Edinburgh
EH4 3EZ

Friday 28 Sep
06:00 - 07:30

Swim Session - Friday

Location:
Leith Victoria Swim Centre
Junction Place
Edinburgh
EH6 5JA

Saturday 29 Sep
08:00 - 09:00

Swim Session - Saturday

Location:
Dalkeith High School
2 Cousland Rd
Dalkeith
EH22 2PS