Swimsuit: Obviously you will need a swimsuit to learn how to swim. For men, these are usually swim briefs or swim trunks. Boardshorts aren’t very good for swimming as they create too much drag.
Swim cap: A swim cap is very useful if you or your kid has long hair and want to avoid that it gets into face while swimming.
Swimming Goggles: Swimming goggles are mandatory as they will allow putting head under water without getting water in the eyes. This will permit more relaxed and streamlined swimming.OTHER SWIMMING EQUIPMENT
Kickboards: Kickboards are devices made of foam or other materials that float, and they come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The main purpose is for you to hold on and stay afloat while your legs do all the work.
Pull buoys: Like kickboards, pull buoys are flotation devices that come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but unlike a kickboard, which gives the upper body a rest, pull buoys are placed between the legs to keep the legs afloat without kicking so that you can work your upper body.
Swim fins: Swim fins are a great tool to have while learning the freestyle and butterfly strokes. They give you an efficient kick and allow you to focus on the arm motions in freestyle and on the body undulation in butterfly.