Swim Cap Options and More
I am looking for a good swimming cap, any suggestion which brand name I should look for? thanks.
Alice L. from NY
Thank you for contacting TriathaNewbie.com!
We recently published an article called “Cap and Goggles: Getting the best fit!” that should answer your question and also give you some details on how to get the cap on once you’ve found the best one. See an excerpt below:
Putting on a Swim Cap
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- For buzz cut – You don’t really need a cap. If you want to put one on, simply pull it over your head and adjust to comfort.
For short hair – Simply flatten your hair down. Put your hands in the cap and spread it open as far as you can. Then gently catch your forehead first and pull the back over the back of your head. Then gently tuck the short ends into the cap that are sticking out
For long hair with a partner– Put your hair into a ponytail first or gather it into one hand in a ponytail-like fashion. If you have a friend with you, you can use the two man method, which is the BEST way to avoid tearing your hair out. Hold your hair with one hand and hold the front of your cap upside down in front of you. Have your friend grab the back of the cap with two hands. When you count to 3, you place your hand on your forehead and your friend stretches the cap with both hands placing it over your head to the back of your hairline. Make sure you get your other hand out of your hair though or you’ll have to try it again! Then tuck in the stragglers
For long hair on your own – If you’re on your own, put it in a ponytail with an elastic, put your hands in the cap and spread it open as far as you can. Then gently catch your forehead first and pull the back over the back of your head. Then gently tuck the short ends into the cap that are sticking out.
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