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Swim Caps

When putting together a bag with swimwear and getting ready to hit the pool, don’t forget to include a quality rubber or silicone cap. Swim caps are popular for pool use because they not only help protect hair from harsh pool chemicals, but they can also reduce the strain on the pool’s filter pump. A snug fitting cap can also keep hair dryer and confined so it doesn’t drift around in the water. Both Nike and Speedo offer a great selection of caps designed to insulate the head and reduce drag when speed is important.

A solid color cap in a favorite color is a good place to start. Look for durable swim caps made from a dense but flexible fabric that dries easily after use. For good visibility in the water, especially when used for children, choose a cap in a bright color like yellow, blue or pink. Some designs include a chin strap to keep the cap secure while others rely on a tight fit to stay in place.

Swimmers who are in the water a lot and looking for swim gear that stands out might try a patterned cap. Choose a cap with a bright design like red or blue stripes on a black background and match it to trunks or bathing suit. A good cap needs to be strong enough to keep hair in but still easy to stretch and put on.

If speed is critical in the pool, try a silicone cap to reduce the drag of hair through the water. Silicone is a tough but flexible material that is latex free and can stretch several times its original size, which makes it easier to put on and take off. Look for a design that includes a textured pattern on the inside that helps to keep the cap snugly in place.

A low resistance cap is specially designed for speed swimmers and has a contoured shape so it glides smoothly through the water. Look for a cap made with solid silicone that’s designed to go on quick and easy and stay in place in or out of the water. Some caps are designed so they don’t tangle with hair or pull on it when removing.

Have a swim bag ready to go. Come browse the selection of swim caps today at Macy’s.