Choosing goggles and caps.....
A lot of people think goggles and caps have something to do with style. What is ignored is the real
reason these things are worn. Today , different types of swimming goggles and caps are available in
the market. We provide below, some information on GOGGLES and SWIMCAPS.
** HOW TO SELECT SWIM CAPS **
A swim cap is an important part of many swimmers workout attire. Swim caps are worn for many
purposes: to protect your hair from chlorine, keep your hair from tangling, to help streamline you as
you swim, to insulate the top of your head when in cold water, during an open water swim to make
you visible, or can be worn simply as a fashion item to make a statement with a printed logo or have
your cap match your swim suit.
There are several major types of swim caps: latex caps, silicone caps, lycra caps, fitness caps and
LATEX RACING CAPS are the most popular type of swim cap. They are named for the latex
rubber material used in their construction. Latex caps are very popular because they provide good
protection from the water and are extremely inexpensive. They are available in a wide variety of
colors, and can be printed with neat designs or team names. They are very streamlined and make
you more slippery in the water. And because they fit very tight to the head, when you pull them
down and wear them over your ears they provide relatively good protection from the water, keeping
water off of most of your hair and out of your ears.
SILICONE CAPS are a heavier weight material than latex, so these caps are much more durable
than the standard latex racing cap (some swimmers get years of use from their silicone caps when
rinsed properly after each swim) . Silicone caps have a slippery touch, so they do not pull your hair
as much as other caps when you take the cap off of your head.
LYCRA® CAPS are made of the same lycra® brand spandex as swim suits are. Consequently they
will keep no water out of your hair. Lycra® caps are worn by people who want to keep th