Swimming caps allow swimmers to reduce drag in the water and decrease the amount of damage caused to hair by chlorine. There are a wide range of silicone swimming caps, polyester swimming caps, lycra/nylon swimming caps and latex swimming caps in sizes from junior to adult with styles aimed at racing, performance and regular training. Many silicone swimming caps are also designed with extra room for those with longer hair for extra comfort and fit.
These were originally designed for people allergic to latex but have now become the cap of choice for most swimmers. Quite simply silicone is more durable than latex and therefore lasts longer, giving you more hours in the water. Silicone caps are great for racing as they can be 3D moulded for a great fit, plus are wrinkle reducing drag and making you more streamlined in the water. Also, make sure you have a browse through our selected silicone 'Fun Caps' with some great character designs for children.
These are made to reduce hair tear making them very comfortable on the head and also lightweight. They feel much less restrictive than other swimming caps and are easy to put on and take off without damage to hair or skin.
Although these are rather porous and therefore not great at keeping water out (and your hair dry), they are extremely comfortable and lightweight. These caps are often worn by swimmers under a latex or silicone cap to reduce hair pulling, increasing comfort and giving your hair further protection from chlorine.
Latex swimming caps offer a classic fit and are popular for their great value, making them a great option for fitness and leisure swimmers. They are available in an extensive range of designs and colours. We advise you check you don’t have an allergy to latex before purchasing but don’t worry if you are allergic to latex, just choose from our range of other materials instead.