The 10 Best Swimming Caps

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2019. Many competitive swimmers use a cap to reduce resistance when racing, but if you spend a lot of time in the water, whether training or playing, all the chemicals and sun can do a lot of damage to your hair. While no model is completely waterproof, limiting UV and chlorine exposure is worth the small investment, plus it'll keep long hair out of your face. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Swim Elite 2-in-1

2. Friendly Swede Long Hair

3. Soul Cap XL

Editor's Notes

February 13, 2019:

While the majority of swim caps on the market now are made of silicone due to it's superior durability over the traditional latex, and the fact that it slips on and off hair more easily, we included a latex option for those who prefer that ultra-tight fit, plus a few other material options to fit a variety of swimmers' needs. But the tops spots did go to silicone options including the Swim Elite 2-in-1 because it's a good quality thickness that will last and it's versatile unisex styling.

4. Aqtiv Aqua Spandex

5. Speedo Silicone

6. Tyr Latex

7. Sync Original Petal

8. Blue Seventy Thermal

9. Aqtiv Aqua Kids

10. Firesara 3D

Tina Morna Freitas
Last updated by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and three cats. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a minor in English, and has built a freelance career over the years in writing and digital marketing. Her passions for cooking, decorating and home improvement contribute to her extensive knowledge of all things kitchen and home goods. In addition, her 20 years as a parent inform her expertise in the endless stream of toys and equipment that inevitably takes over the homes of most parents. She also enjoys gardening, making and sipping margaritas, and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.

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