Essential High School Diving Gear
With the success of Michael Phelps still resonating in this generation, essential high school diving gear has never been more important. It's not enough to put on a pair of shorts and jump in the pool, most schools require the proper diving gear.
- Standard swim suit. These suits make a "V" shape around the front and buttocks of the individual. Typical in high school and Olympic competitions. Look for ones made in nylon or spandex. This allows for ultimate performance as the swimmer cuts through the water.
- Men's racing suit. The main point of the racing suit is the size and fabric. Also made with spandex, this suit hugs the body and follows the thigh almost down to the knees. Human flesh naturally wants to drag through water. . . which brings the racing suit into play. This diver is allowed to cut down on resistance and pull with ease.
- Mask. The mask allows you to see underwater. It is also essential for eye protection. However, it is vital that the mask fits your face, as well as a "no leak seal," to prevent the intrusion of water. As Johnny Cochran once famously said, "If it don't fit, you must acquit."
- Male Training Speedo. This suit is designed opposite of the above gear. Most training Speedos are baggy to promote drag and build swimmer endurance. Don't look for spandex or nylon. Polyester is the fabric of choice here.
- Diving Goggle's. The Speedo company makes an excellence choice for high school divers. Specifications should meet all state sanctioned anti-fog, anti-shatter, UV protection and cushion ratings.
Tips & Warnings
- Be sure and check with your state high school governing body for essential high school diving gear. Some websites will try and offer "universal" diving gear for all students. Again, check with your local regulations.