This cap is easy to put on, thanks to its elastic and light fabric.
A firm hold, ideal for occasional swimmers, beginners and recreational swimmers.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE MATERIAL OF YOUR SWIM CAP
Made from a fabric similar to a swimsuit, it is easy to put on without pulling your hair. It is finished with a seam around the head for a secure fit.
This variation of the mesh cap is also comfortable. It is covered with a layer of silicone which helps stop water getting in and makes it less stretchy for a more secure fit.
Less comfortable but very stretchy, it provides excellent stability and keeps out the most water.
ARE THERE OTHER TYPES OF SWIM CAPS?
There are several alternatives to standard swimming caps to suit everyone's needs:
- hairstyle caps: these are very stretchy and made of mesh.
- bubble cap: made from Latex and can be put on without pulling the hair.
- volume or extra-volume caps: the shape of these silicone caps leave more room for thick hair.
- moulded or dome caps: these silicone caps are used in competitions.
- neoprene caps: perfect for open water swimming.
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE OF SWIM CAP?
S, M, L, one size… Which to choose?
The choice is rather simple: fabric and coated mesh caps come in different sizes (S, M, L) whereas silicone caps come in one size because they are very stretchy.
For a definitive answer, here's a little guide based on your head size:
- XS: 50-52 cm. (available in the baby section)
- S: 53-56 cm.
- M: 56-59 cm.
- L: 59-62 cm.
- One size: from 53 to 62 cm.
HOW TO PUT ON YOUR SWIM CAP
Did you know? There's a right and a wrong way round to wear a swim cap!
Mesh caps have a central band designed to run from front to back. For silicone swimming caps, the fold line (visible when the cap is laid flat) is made to go in the same direction as the others.
Place both hands together inside the cap. Spread your hands (and fingers) to create space, then put the cap on.
At the front, it should sit about a finger's width above your eyebrows.
WHY SHOULD YOU WEAR A SWIMMING CAP?
There are two main reasons.
Firstly, wearing a cap is a sign of respect for the place you are swimming. By securing your hair, you are helping to keep the water and equipment clean, ensuring a certain level of hygiene in the pool or body of water.
Secondly, you are also wearing it for yourself! A cap protects your hair from damage from the water, chlorine (or other chemicals) and salt (or other impurities).