Not just a way to keep your hair dry or improve your aerodynamics in the water, a swimming cap can make a statement of its own.
With bold printed designs from Funkita, Funky Trunks, Maru and TYR, to classic block colours from Speedo, Adidas, Arena and Nike, you can mix and match your swimming cap as often as you choose, complementing your swimwear or opting for the ultimate contrast.
Whether in traditional silicone or flexible fabric, indoor or competitive swimmers will swim faster and more efficiently in a swimming hat, as the smooth surface allows the water to flow around the wearer’s head, increasing fluidity and mobility in the pool.
Outdoor swimmers would benefit from specialist swimming hats designed to retain heat which is quickly lost through your head. Covering your ears and keeping your hair covered, choose a cap or swim hood from Aqua Sphere.
Little ones will love getting changed for their swimming lessons or day at the pool on holiday with character design swimming hats from Zoggs, featuring favourites such as Peppa Pig and George.
Ensure you reduce maximum drag by putting your swimming cap on correctly, as any wrinkles will slow you down. Hold the swimming hat open with two hands, placing your fingers on the inner side of the material and your thumbs on the outside. Place the cap against your forehead, then pull the cap over your hairline, continuing until you reach the nape of your neck.
If you prefer to wear a silicone or neoprene swimming hat, take care to avoid tearing the fabric with any sharp nails or jewellery.