Swimming Guides

should guys wear swim caps

Should Guys Wear Swim Caps Too?

Due to how similar swim caps look to bath caps, which are primarily used by women, they are often associated ...
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Do Bald Swimmers Wear Caps?

As much as we love our hairdo, they get in the way when swimming by increasing drag underwater. That’s why ...
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Swim Cap vs. Shower Cap for Swimming – Which Is Better?

If you have long, luscious hair and also love swimming, then you’re in a bit of a dilemma. Exposing your ...
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What to Wear Under Swim Trunks?

Most of us wear underwear with regular shorts, but what about swim trunks or board shorts? Some swimwear look so ...
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Why Do Guys Wear Underwear Under Their Swim Trunks?

Girls might be wondering why guys sometimes wear underwear under their swim trunks. Good question. Funny thing is, most guys ...
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Should A Swim Cap Cover Your Ears?

There are many misconceptions regarding how a swim cap should be worn and what it does for you. For starters, ...
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Should I Wear A Swim Cap? (7 Reasons Why You Should)

Nobody likes to wear swim caps. They can be a pain to put on, especially if you have long hair ...
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are shorty wetsuits good for swimming

Are Shorty Wetsuits Good for Swimming?

If you plan on going open water swimming, you need to know the water temperature for the period of time ...
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Can You Get a Concussion From Diving into Water? (+Other Risk Factors)

Swimming, and water resistance in general is often described as “low-impact.”  There is a belief that swimming is very safe, ...
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can you swim laps with a full face mask

Can You Swim Laps with a Full Face Snorkel Mask?

Many swimmers and full face snorkel mask owners have wondered if they could swim laps with their full face mask ...
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Open water swimming is pretty self-explanatory; it is simply swimming in any outdoor bodies of water including the open ocean, lakes, and even rivers. You can do it casually or competitively, such as in triathlons.

At the highest level, you can compete in prestigious competitions such as the FINA World Aquatics Championships, the FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup, and even at the Olympic Games. It is a discipline acknowledged across the world, as there are official events worldwide.

Wearing a wetsuit is highly recommended due to the risks involved with open water swimming. In competition, wetsuits are either permitted or restricted based on the distance of the swim and the water temperature.

In this section, we have compiled a list of all our guides related to open water swimming.