Just here troubling deaf heaven with my bootless cries...
That's a bubble cap? Is that normally disallowed? Are those actual bubbles that retain heat or smthg like that?
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I wore a bubble cap on my ec swim and still use them because they cover the ears and stay on the head due to a rubber strap...I have seen a lot of swimmers caps pop off during long swims...not a good thing!!!
...anything worth doing is worth overdoing.
@dc_in_sf Some bubble caps do indeed have enclosed air bubbles rather than just indentations. These are also still Channel legal, though they are also rarely worn.
Neoprene material is forbidden.
Only latex or silicon are allowed for caps.
I wonder if they make those in reverse bubbles, or dimples. Used on golf balls to improve the trajectory of the ball. Maybe I could finally swim in a straight line.
Caps may not be made from neoprene or any other material which offers similar heat retention properties (as determined by the CS&PF Committee). Silicone or latex hats are permitted.
My fellow Sharks et al,
Sharko has just formed the Bubble Cap Channel Swimming Association....we can swim anywhere we want....we don't however allow no stinking latex or silicon pool caps....cause they don't work.....our caps have been a tradition for Channel swims since the 1930s...who else can say that!!!!.....fees for joining the BCCSA are reasonable...and with your membership you get two colorful caps and I will personally give a guided swim from "The Rock"......
Bonnie Schwartz Post reply
10:14 AM (43 minutes ago)
Maybe we should ban women (or men) with really long hair from swimming the Channel as that hair can provide extra insulation inside the cap.
Stupid newbie question--So if swim caps don't retain heat, why wear one? (caveat- I'm bald and caps slide off my head anyhow).