Why Do I Need to Wear a Swim Cap?

Swim caps are required for any student with hair below the ears.  We ask students to wear swim caps for several reasons:

  1. Swim caps keep hair out of the student's face when they're swimming.
  2. Swim caps protect your hair from the various chemicals we use to treat the water.
  3. People naturally shed hair all the time.  Long hair can get trapped in our filters, thus swim caps help our filters live a long, happy, filtering life. 
  4. Especially at our satellite locations and even in our 90 degree pools at the Swim Studio, the water can feel a little chilly.  Swim caps help trap up to 10% of your body heat and keep you warm!
  5. Last but not least, safety!  Although it's extremely unlikely and we take every precaution to avoid it, long hair can get caught in any number of objects within a pool and trap someone underwater.  The longer your hair, the more likely it can get caught on something!  That being said, you're more likely to get attacked by a shark and struck by lightning at the very same time than you are to get your hair caught in a swim lesson but it's better to be safe than sorry!

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