Cut Swimming Drag By 6%

Cut Swimming Drag By 6% Hydrodynamics is the study of liquids in motion. Using this science to decrease a swimmer's drag can result in a faster finish, and a study published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research suggests a good place to start is the swim cap, which serves as your body's leading edge in the water.

On different days, 16 experienced swimmers raced at three different velocities wearing either a lycra or silicone cap, or a seamless silicone helmet. Passive drag was 6% lower for the silicone cap and helmet at all speeds, with no significant differences between the two styles.

True Strength Moment: For some types of competition, pre-race preparations can begin with your selection of equipment. While we're on dry land, track and field athletes looking for a competitive edge in the standing long jump should check out today's Performance Blog at
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