Competitive Swimming Caps

For swimming competitors, swim caps serve a variety of purposes. They give you hydrodynamic benefits, making you faster and smoother in the water. They also protect your hair from the damage caused by chlorine and other pool chemicals. Finally, competitive swim caps give swimmers protection in cold water environments.

When you're looking to buy competitive swimming caps, you have many options. However, in general, there are three main types of caps to choose from: latex, silicone, and Lycra. Each material has its own benefits and some are more expensive than others, so the key is to find out which cap is right for your swimming needs.

Types of Competitive Swimming Caps

Latex rubber swim caps are the most popular kind of swimming caps for competitive settings. They are inexpensive and designed for provide a tight fit for smoothing racing. However, people with latex allergies should avoid these types of caps. Silicone competitive swimming caps are also designed for sleek performance. These caps are an ideal alternative for those with latex allergies, although they are often chosen for their shiny colors and vibrant designs as well. Highly streamlined and durable, silicone swimming caps can be used for years; however, they are typically more expensive than latex caps.


Lycra swimming caps are extremely lightweight, although they aren't designed to keep water out of your hair. Instead, they are designed to keep long hair out of your face and to prevent pulling of the hair that can happen with latex caps. To order competitive swimming caps today, call us at Swim2000, Inc. We are available Monday through Saturday, from 7 am to 6 pm at 1-800-214-6823. If you have questions, you are welcome to email us at info@swim2000.com.