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How To Put On A Swim Cap!

This might seems obvious but for some swimmers- even some experienced swimmers- the art of capping their own head behooves them! Every swimmer needs to know how to put on their own cap.

  • If you have long or thick hair- tie it back into a bun or ponytail( if you can.)

  • Wet cap. I find this helps me get cap over my long hair the easiest.

  • Give the cap a good stretch without damaging it. Don't use your fingernails!

  • Bend head slightly forward and place the inside of the cap over your forehead.

  • Pull cap over your head.

  • Adjust front or over your ears if necessary.


Every competitive swimmer should wear a cap at practice and at meets. Why?

  • Protects your hair from the chemicals in the pool.

  • Caps like Hammer Head Caps are designed to protect your head- so for some swimmers it is a safety issue.

  • They help swimmers be aerodynamic in the water.

  • More importantly- it is just another part of the equipment elite swimmers use to improve.

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