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Swimming Equipment and History






Used to protect the eyes and improve visibility underwater

Lap Card

A card displayed by a turn judge at the turn side of a lane to inform swimmers in 800m and 1500m freestyle events.

Starting Blocks
Swimming Cap

Used to keep hair clear of eyes.

Swim Suit
Touch Pad

The pad at the end of each lane in the pool where a swimmer's time is registered and sent electronically to the timing system.