What equipment is needed? Do I need a particular suit?
All you really need is a suit, towel, and water bottle.
SLoWPC has team suits available for purchase through our online store at the beginning of each season. Please ask your coach about availability. Team suits are not required but preferred.
Boys should wear “Water Polo Briefs", commonly referred to as speedos. There is a difference between water polo briefs and swim briefs (racing suits), water polo briefs tend to be thicker and more durable, either style is acceptable. Jammers are also allowed, but are not recommended.
Girls need to wear a water polo one piece - with a high neck, zip back, and thick shoulder straps.
Goggles are permitted for warm-up laps, but are not worn during the rest of practice. Most players do not bring their goggles to water polo.
Athletes with medium to long hair will want to wear a swim cap. Swim caps can be worn under game caps. Game caps by themselves are not snug enough to hold hair back.
Athletes with braces should check with their orthodontist for recommendations on protective mouthwear. Mouthguards are permitted, but are not required.