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what is the purpose of a swim cap?(4 posts)

what is the purpose of a swim cap?wheelsucker
Aug 11, 2003 4:12 PM
what does it really do? does it really make you that much more aero in the water? also why do some sites say not to buy a latex cap?
re: what is the purpose of a swim cap?Steve_0
Aug 12, 2003 4:25 AM
1. keeps hair out of the pool
2. provides a de minimus less drag
3. provides warmth in cold water
4. provides visability in open water/races.

Some people are allergic to latex.
re: what is the purpose of a swim cap?sctri
Aug 12, 2003 11:43 AM

Keeps hair out of they eyes (I coach far too many kids who have embaraced the shaggy, snowboarder look and pause every 6 strokes to fling their hair out of their face "wear the cap, or hair cut...")

Silicone caps are more comfy than latex and wont pull on your hair as much, and I have found that they last longer as well.

Also used to identify which wave you're in during the race (nm)js5280
Aug 12, 2003 2:08 PM