Friday, 10 June 2011

Olympic Swimming - Swimwear

Swimsuit: Competitive swimwear seeks to improve upon bare human skin for a speed advantage. swimsuit has rubber or plastic bumps that break up the water close to the body.
Swim cap: A swim cap keeps the swimmer's hair out of the way to reduce drag. Caps may be made of latex, silicone or Lycra.
Goggles: Goggles keep water and chlorine out of swimmers' eyes.
Swim-fins: Rubber fins are used to help kick faster.
Paddles: Training equipment used for ease of pulling. These are plastic, and attach to the hand with thick rubber tubes.
Snorkel: A standard snorkel is made out of rubber and is used to keep the head straight while swimming.

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