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    • Thomas Holding
    • By Thomas Holding 7th Oct 19, 3:38 PM
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    Swimming hat for men
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    • 7th Oct 19, 3:38 PM
    Swimming hat for men 7th Oct 19 at 3:38 PM
    Has anyone bought one of these, any good places? I need one as I keep getting ear infections.
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    • Thomas Holding
    • By Thomas Holding 9th Oct 19, 8:12 PM
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    I know itís been answered already, but...

    Colds have nothing to do with getting wet hair
    Originally posted by Davy Jones II
    I know that colds are caused by viruses - probably not a good idea to walk around at 3 degrees centigrade with wet hair though. I used to do it when I was younger and thought that I was invincible but with age it has become a bad idea.
    • lowlake
    • By lowlake 9th Nov 19, 10:22 AM
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    They don't. They primarily protect the swimmer's hair from the damaging effect of chlorine...
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    Actually the primary use is to reduce resistance whilst swimming, and hence improve your speed through the water.
    As you later admit, they don't really keep you hair dry...

    It is a common misconception that a swim cap will keep your hair dry when swimming.

    ...
    Originally posted by Moneyineptitude
    especially when most swimmers, especially when racing, often immediately pull them off at the finish and dip their now uncapped head in the water

    I do agree they are even less effective at keeping water out of the ears; infact generally useless for that, but there are swimmers ear plugs that can be effective for that if required. Nose clips are also available.
    • lowlake
    • By lowlake 9th Nov 19, 10:28 AM
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    Has anyone bought one of these, any good places? I need one as I keep getting ear infections.
    Originally posted by Thomas Holding
    Most swimming pools will generally sell things like swimming caps, ear plugs, nose plugs etc at reception, as well as a limited range of costumes, and other swimming paraphernalia if permitted in the pool (e.g. fins, paddles, dive sticks/balls etc).
    Or they are also available from most sports shops or online
    Last edited by lowlake; 09-11-2019 at 10:32 AM.
    • lowlake
    • By lowlake 9th Nov 19, 10:55 AM
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    I was thinking about saving time after leaving the pool. I am often in a rush and don't get my hair that dry which is what causes the colds, sorry I should have given more details, I am not that well at the moment, due to an ear infection.
    Originally posted by Thomas Holding
    I know - the first thing the GP asked was if I had been swimming
    Originally posted by Thomas Holding
    Probably you should be avoiding swimming (in public pools) whenever you are feeling unwell, or otherwise have any infection.

    When you are well and do attend, always allow a couple of minutes to ensure you properly dry yourself before leaving the warm environment of the facility. Hair driers are often provided for those that require them.
    • Thomas Holding
    • By Thomas Holding 9th Nov 19, 11:02 AM
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    Probably you should be avoiding swimming (in public pools) whenever you are feeling unwell, or otherwise have any infection.

    When you are well and do attend, always allow a couple of minutes to ensure you properly dry yourself before leaving the warm environment of the facility. Hair driers are often provided for those that require them.
    Originally posted by lowlake
    I do now - I didn't always in the past which was a mistake.
    • Glad
    • By Glad 22nd Nov 19, 9:05 PM
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    Glad
    Swim bands are effective for keeping water out of the ears

    swim bands

    and if you want to make doubly sure you can use silicone ear plugs too

    silicone ear plugs
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