Swim Caps

How do you get them to stay on?

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27/06/2010 at 21:37

Now, don't laugh but........

I am not sure whether I have a conical head or something, but I have found that, of late, my swim cap is working it's way off my head.  It has happened when I have worn one cap or two.  And both in the pool and OW.  It happens on latex ones and silicone ones.

Why is it and what can I do to stop it keep happening, short of super-gluing it on?  Or is it something I just have to learn to live with?

Ok, you can laugh now

27/06/2010 at 21:38
I've found wetting the cap first helps. This was asked on the crap swimmers thread a few weeks ago too.
M...eldy    pirate
27/06/2010 at 21:38
Freak !!!!!!!!!
27/06/2010 at 21:40
*hands the superglue*
27/06/2010 at 21:51
Sorry LN - I come and go in the Carp Swimmers thread and also there is a closed audience in there, hence me braving the comedic onslaught and outing myself  (as a freeeeeek)
27/06/2010 at 21:57
You'll have to attach a chin strap.    
Plum    pirate
27/06/2010 at 22:10

A naIl in the top works for me

In all honesty you have a wierd head shape...........................................

............................... to match the rest     

27/06/2010 at 22:14
I am guessing you are all suffering from heat stroke.  I will wait for the morning shift to come in and maybe they will be more sensible, supportive, kind, caring, considerate and, above all, helpful 
27/06/2010 at 22:15
I think you're on the wrong forum.. Have you got heat stroke?
Plum    pirate
27/06/2010 at 22:22

I stroke lots of hot stuff

seriously though.....

shove both hands palms together inside the cap, open it up and fill it with water, tip it upside down to empty out.

holding your hands apart inside the cap spread it apart  and pull it down over your ears shoving your hair inside it, it sometimed helps to tie your hair up and use the bun/pigtail/lump of hair.... as a hat stop

failing that resort to the nail

27/06/2010 at 22:30

Are your goggles not on tight enough?  That might explain why they leak and if you tighten them it might keep your cap on a bit better. <tries to be helpful>

27/06/2010 at 22:34

I am not sure I am gonna listen to you anymore Soupy after you likened me to a Swamp Monster yesterday.  Cut to the quick, I was

27/06/2010 at 22:38
  It was an honest mistake.
Plum    pirate
27/06/2010 at 23:01

Likened ??????

Dustboy    pirate
28/06/2010 at 00:30
Paint your hair the colour of the hat you are supposed to use.
28/06/2010 at 07:17

Or get  a whole load of different caps and then make a list in order of how long each of them stays on. In all honesty I don't know why your caps always come off.  I'm assuming you don't put body glide on your head. 

erm........we are still not being very helpful are we?   

28/06/2010 at 07:50
Wig glue?
28/06/2010 at 08:09
*boings for the sensible morning shift*
mellifera    pirate
28/06/2010 at 08:24
have you tired a silicon rather than latex cap? I find them much better
mellifera    pirate
28/06/2010 at 08:24
oops sorry, just read that in your post!
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