To Beard, or Not to Beard?
Wanted to throw out a discussion on everyone's thoughts on growing facial hair while participating in open water swimming; specifically how much this might slow a swimmer! We've all seen images of clean-shaven channel swimmers ("makes the grease cling better") and we've also seen pictures of some pretty awesome beards (a.k.a "Beardsmen", or "The Bearded Wonders"). I've heard some rumors it might slow a swimmer a few seconds per 100m, which would amount to some serious time over a long channel swim!
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