Attention all merman: it’s time to step up your swim cap game! When you are living in the water, hair protection is everything.
We all know that swim caps are practical. They keep your hair out of your face and they speed you up. It can be hard to find the perfect swim cap though. Especially if you’ve got long hair, you know the struggle. Cheap swim caps have a terrible fit and rarely stay in place over lengthily locks. And let’s not even start to talk about the ones that pull your hair!
Enter Amanzi. Covering swimmers in the best gear from head to toe, these guys know their stuff. Made for swimmers by swimmers, this is a brand that know exactly what you need in the pool.
Their swim caps are no exception and their latest collection of caps is seriously impressive. Ready to shine? Grab an incredible new swim caps from Amanzi. Whether you want a sporty, trendy, or downright scary look, you will find a style that screams your name here.
Made with 100% premium silicone, these caps fit like a dream, never pull your hair, and will last for ages. One size fits all with an ultra-flexible fit, the new Amanzi swim caps are great for long or thick hair.
Here are the top swim cap styles of the year.
Ready, set, go! Start your engine with the Amanzi Ignite Blue Swim Cap. This lemon, line, and aqua cap with geometric flames will spark your passion for swimming all over again.
There’s nothing wrong with a little old school intimidation by the pool! Widen your competitors’ eyes with scary cool Amanzi Sea Enemy Swim Cap. When they see the icy blue stare of the Amanzi salmon colour sea monster, they will be shaking in their flippers.
Have you heard of the tale of the Raven’s curse? They say that anyone who hears its eerie cry will lose precious seconds off of their lap time! Spread this spooky take with the Amanzi The Ravens Curse Swim Cap. A slate grey bird with fiery bloodshot eye is screaming beside glowing green tree in this wild cap.
Are you ready for the zombie Apocalypse? If you have to swim your way to safety you will definitely want to have the Amanzi Apocalypse Swim Cap. And it’s probably best to show some love for the undead. Whether they are lime green or royal purple, these zombies are always looking to get their hands on the next swimmer.
You’ll get an eyeful with the glowing green Amanzi Bone Apetit Swim Cap. With a pattern of bony fish scales and watchful eyes, this bold and bright swim cap is sure to turn heads at every swim meet.
Love the tribal look? If you are looking for a trendy and gorgeous look, you need the Amanzi Traxion Swim Cap. This black and white modern geometric design with stunning teal and aqua accents is sure to get you compliments every time you slip it on.
Pro tip: Want your hair to look better after every swim? Get it damp and put in a dap of conditioner. This will give your hair a deep conditioning and prevent it from soaking up any chlorine.
Love to swim? You need to check out the new Amanzi swim caps! Whether you are a new swimmer looking for your first swim cap or just need a cool new cap, we’ve got you covered.
First off, for you newbies: Let’s talk for a minute about why swim caps are so important. In practical terms, swim caps are important for keeping the sun off your scalp and keeping water out of your ears (just wear it with ear plugs for a watertight seal). Another big perk of swim caps is that they keep your hair fairly dry and away from the damaging effects of chlorinated water. If you are a competitive swimmer, you’ll also find that a swim cap reduces drag and speeds you up in the water.
If you are an experienced swimmer, it’s all about style! The New Amanzi Swim Caps are as trendy and chic as they come. Of course, coming from Amanzi, they’ve got all the boxes ticked. These cool new caps are 100% premium silicone and one size fits all. But don’t think that one size fits all means that you’re going to be cramming your locks inside. The new Amanzi swim caps are specially designed with ladies in mind and are great for long or thick hair.
So, why buy a new Amanzi swim cap? Here are six bold and beautiful reasons to toss you old cap and upgrade to one of these gems.
Reason Number Six: The Amanzi Pineapple Pinata Swim Cap
If you like piña nolada, you will love the Amanzi Pineapple Pinata Swim Cap. This trendy pineapple patterned swim cap features an explosion of colourful confetti inside a gathering of dancing pineapple.
Reason Number Five: The Amanzi Toucan Tropics Swim Cap
Get a little sunshine into your life with the Amanzi Toucan Tropics Swim Cap. This striking lemon swim caps features a light and bright toucan in front of an exotic tropical garden.
Reason Number Four: The Amanzi Montezuma Swim Cap
The Mexican inspired Amanzi Montezuma Swim Cap will make you want to shout olé! This colourful explosion of fun geometric prints in every shade of the rainbow will make you feel like a vintage royal.
Reason Number Three: The Amanzi Havana Swim Cap
Nothing says old school cool like chic Cubana style. With a charcoal black background, the Amanzi Havana Swim Cap features a vibrant magenta flower beside a royal purple flower.
Reason Number Two: The Amanzi Rule The Pool Swim Cap
Who runs the pool? Girls, of course! Take your throne and put on your crown with the Amanzi Rule The Pool Swim Cap. With a cool golden crown print behind a hot pink logo, this is one swim cap you are sure to love.
Reason Number One: The Amanzi Ignite Pink Swim Cap
Got a burning passion for the pool? Set your love of swimming on fire with the Amanzi Ignite Pink Swim Cap. With a fiery royal violet, rose, canary yellow, and jet black geometric flame design, this swim cap will make you feel the red-hot love.
Who says that swim caps have to be uncomfortable and drab? Not AMANZI! You will feel like a goddess of the sea in their practical and trendy swim caps.
Made from 100% premium silicone, these one size fits all swim caps are great for long and thick hair. Engineered for superior stretch, these caps will stay in place through even the toughest swim training sessions. Even if you’ve got Rapunzel locks, these swim caps will stay in place through every movement.
Ready to stand loud and proud at the pool? You need the AMANZI Peacock Pride Swim Cap. This gorgeous purple cap features a bold peacock design bright shades of teal and slate. Easily one of the most beautiful looks of the year, this one is sure to be a trendsetter.
Love a girlie look? You’ll fall head over heels for the AMANZI Flamingle Swim Cap. This silver cap features hot pink flamingos dancing next to a rosy AMANZI logo. Beach babes will adore the AMANZI Beach Babe Swim Cap. This adorable pink retro style cartoon cap with a blonde surfer girl will steal your heart the second you lay eyes on it. Another cute and girlie pick, we adore the AMANZI Kiss My Splash Swim Cap. With an aqua background covered in white raindrops, this flashy cap has a Kiss My Splash catch phrase slogan and is sealed with a kiss.
Hey, groovy girls! If you like the hippie vibe, you will love the AMANZI Spring Wings Swim Cap. With a jet black background, this cool cap has got a motif of multi-coloured wildflowers and butterflies. For another happening throwback style, check out the AMANZI Blossom Swim Cap. With a rose and white polka dotted background, this hat has a psychedelic floral arrangement front and centre.
More into modern trends? You will love the AMANZI Harvest Swim Cap. On trend with an aqua, lime and rose geometric pattern, this Mayan inspired cap is the perfect pick for fashionistas. Can’t get enough of the geometric tribal design? You need the AMANZI Azteca Swim Cap. This colourful and bright Aztec inspired pattern features vibrant shades of lavender, rose, lime, aqua and lemon.
Hungry? You will want to chow down on the AMANZI Sweet Treats Swim Cap. This royal purple cap features a mouth-watering array of bold and bright cakes, cupcakes and ice cream sundaes. Equally sweet, you will want to eat the AMANZI Very Berry Swim Cap right up! With a lime back ground and bright and fresh strawberries scattered all over, this is the perfect cap for sweet and fruity swimmers.
Whichever cap you go for, you can buy with confidence. AMANZI is one of Australia’s top sports swimwear companies. Designed for swimmers by swimmers, their gear can stand up to constant chlorine exposure. And it’s not all about fashion! AMANZI is incredibly practical and well designed. In fact, this is the company that the best athletes from around the world swear by. Whether you are a casual swimmer or on the hunt for the gold, AMANZI Swim Caps are a top pick.
Looking for a bright and fun way to express yourself? Get a flashy new swim cap! While you might not be able to wear a whole lot in the pool, you can definitely pack some serious style into a little cap. With an endless array of designs, patterns, characters and themes, there is truly something for every fish in the sea.
Channel your inner Flying Fish with the Michael Phelps Dome Cap Black and Silver or Michael Phelps Dome Cap White and Blue, and jet through the water like the world’s great Olympian. The FINA Approved, 100% Silicone cap is made with the best quality construction you will find anywhere.
Feeling cosmopolitan? Check out the international designs and themes from Vorgee Silicone Swim Caps. Announce your wanderlust with themes from Mexico, London, Russia, Dubai, Australia, Tokyo and Paris. Vorgee is one of Australia’s leading swim gear companies and their ultra-comfortable swim caps are made from 100% high grade silicone.
For a totally different look, flaunt your inner geek with a meme theme like the Funky Trunks Grumpy Cat Swim Cap, a quirky Funky Trunks Pool Shark Swim Cap or pay homage to your favourite cartoon dad with the Funky Trunks Homerhead Swim Cap. Funky Trunks’ top of the line swim caps are made from durable silicone and flexible one size fits all design.
Shopping for the little girl in your life? If she has a sweet tooth, she will love the AMANZI Sweet Treats Silicone Swim Cap. Like all of their gear, AMANZI’s swim caps are second to none in terms of quality and durability. For a flash of colour, check out the Funkita Flaming Go Go’s Silicone Swim Cap with its two baby pink flamingos kissing on a hot pink background. Not just cute, this cap is built to last. The exceptional styling combined with Funkita's exclusive C-Infinity chlorine resistant fabric provide superior comfort and durability for prolonged use in the pool and under the sun.
For your little guy, go for the Vorgee Alien Silicone Swim Cap or the Vorgee Dinosaur Silicone Swim Cap. More of a Speedos fan? He will flip over the Speedo Planets Junior Swim Cap. Made with 100% durable silicone, this one size fits all cap will last him for years.
Young and old comic book fans alike we love the villain and hero theme of the Maru Super Hero Swim Cap and the old school cool of the Maru Wow Swim Cap. The ultimate blend of quality and style, Maru is a top pick amongst professional and amateur athletes around the globe.
Looking for a classic polyester swim cap? Check out the Arena Polyester Swim Cap, available in red and blue. The great thing about polyester caps is that it won’t tug at your hair and it is easy to slide on. While it isn’t ideal for serious swimmers, it is the perfect hat for sliding on and off kids with ease. It is also great for casual female swimmers who are sick of getting their hair pulled!
With all of the designs, patterns, characters and themes available, how can you pick just one? Start shopping and get ready to clear out an extra drawer!
For all our swimmers out there who have a passion for football, you are going to love the new line of swim caps from Funky Trunks. Even though all of us can’t be in Brazil to see the world’s best football teams face off, we still can show support for our favourite teams when in the pool. The only downside is you may catch a hard time from fellow swim mates if your team doesn’t do so well in Brazil in just under a couple of months.
Each cap features a soccer ball design to show you have football on the brain. They also have the nation’s name and colours along with a prominent Funky Trunks logo. And as usual, Funky Trunks caps are made with 100% silicone for a snug and long-lasting fit that will last you a long time after the 2014 FIFA World Cup is over.
If you aren’t a football fan, but enjoy watching the world cup, the Rio 14 cap is the perfect swim cap for you. The Rio 14 swim cap shows all of the team’s flags, so you don’t really have loyalty to any single team. Although if you are looking for a team, us Aussies would appreciate your support!
Even though France has only won the World Cup once, I guess they are still a good team. Right? Although you may have questionable taste in football, this red, white and blue Les Blues cap will at least amp up your taste in style in the water.
Brazil is good at a lot of different things, but they are pretty much a nation of awesome soccer players. Brazil is also hosting the 2014 World Cup, so why not show your support for the host nation by wearing the Canarinho swim cap?
The odds are not really looking good for England in the World Cup, but if you want to wear your Three Lions swim cap loud and proud we can respect that. Besides, the red and white colors of the Three Lions swim cap matches most swimwear.
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! We may be bias, but the Go Aussie swim cap and football team are the best! The Go Aussie is our top choice of the Funky Trunks World Cup swim cap line.
Die Adler, or the Eagle, swim cap is great swim cap for all those Germany fans out there. We think the colours would look nice on you too.
La Furia is a nice swim cap and all, there is just one caveat. The La Furia team is in the same groups as the Aussies, so we don’t know if we can actually endorse this cap. Sorry!
When it comes to swimming accessories, every swimmer has their preferences. I’d argue though that if you don’t prefer silicone swim caps, your opinion is clearly wrong. The only other major option out there is latex swim caps, which isn’t really an option at all unless you are completely bald. I hate latex swim caps with a passion! Anyway, now that I’ve warned you of my personal biases, let me tell you about the benefits of silicone swim caps vs. latex swim caps, so you can make the best decision for your swim cap needs for your training sessions.
1. Latex caps are so cheap!
Yes, it undeniable that latex swim caps cost less than most silicone swim caps. Usually latex swim caps only cost around $3-5 while silicone swim caps range from $6-15 dollars. The problem with the price difference is that latex swim caps are not a bargain, but they are actually just cheap. A bargain is when you get a high quality product for a good price. When something is cheap it just means it is cheap, because it is no good to start with- like latex swim caps.
Latex swim caps are so thin, they inevitably end up tearing. Any money you save ends up going into the time and money it costs to replace the latex swim caps constantly. So yes, up-front you pay a little bit less for the latex swim caps, but in the end you spend a lot more maintaining them.
2. Latex caps are so tight!
Latex caps are so tight that they cut off your circulation, leaving a line around your head! Latex caps are so tight that they rip your hair, even if your hair is short. Latex caps are so tight that they are an extremely uncomfortable distraction from focusing in the pool!
Before silicone swim caps were an affordable option, swimmers just had to deal with the discomfort of latex swim caps. There just weren’t any other options available. We should take advantage of the fact that we now have affordable silicone swim caps available that fit comfortably and snugly around all head sizes and hair dos perfectly.
Latex creates a lot of extra drag in the pool that adds on precious time to your laps. Silicone swim caps are smooth, so the water easily goes past them. If you are looking for a racing swim cap, not going with a silicone swim cap really is putting an unnecessary limitation on yourself.
So I have I convinced you yet? I want to take care of your guys, so I’ve only included links to silicone swim caps below. We at swimmer.com.au only offer the best swim caps out there, so we simply just don’t carry the hair ripping, drag inducing and circulation cutting latex swim caps. Latex swim caps are a thing of the past. Check out some of the best Tornado’s 2013 silicone swim caps to add to your essential swimming accessories.
Obviously using the term feng shui to describe fashion rather than interior decor is a cultural faux pas on my part, but please bear with me for a second to explain. The connection between simplicity in design in all the visual arts is an important aspect East Asian art history. We just loved these swim caps that the South Korean swimwear company, Tornado, released this 2013, because they reminded us of the classic simplicity exhibited in a lot of East Asian art.
Some of this simplicity in style originates from the difficult-to-master technique that creating art with ink and brushwork required of traditional East Asian artists. Some artists even claimed they needed to go into a meditative state to create the concentration required to be successful with the brushwork techniques.
This level of meditative concentration is something that all athletic swimmers are extremely familiar with when we are in the water. When we enter the pool, we leave the rest of the world behind to enjoy the bliss of the familiar strokes in the water. By getting these Tornado swim caps you can remind yourself of the value of being mindful while you are in the water to achieve optimal results from your training and racing.
Anyways, enough pseudo philosophy, let’s talk some more about these stylish Tornado swim caps.
The Candy Dreams Silicone Swim Cap features simple wisps of sunset pink on a blue background. This silicone swim cap is perfect for swimmers who want an abstract yet stunning looking for the pool.
The Starz Silicone Swim Cap design is offered in White, Black and Blue to match whatever colour theme you are going for this swim season. In yellow print a very Zen quote is under the Tornado brand saying “Because There are Stars in the Sky”. Now there will be stars on your swim cap too with a background of fading multi-coloured lines.
The Flutterby Silicone Swim Caps comes in Deep Purple and Aqua Blue. The design features stylized vines with monarch butterflies in the foreground. A gentle and sophisticated style that is perfect for swimmers who specialize in the butterfly stroke.
The Floral Delight Silicone Swim Caps comes in Red and Blue. The design is wisps of gradients of colour that form an abstract floral-like design that looks great in the pool. This subtle look matches most styles of swimwear.
The Meow Meow Silicone Swim Caps come in black, white and yellow. Each cap features two kitty cats and paw prints. Every kitty lover is going to want one of the Meow Meow swim caps.
We hope you enjoy these Tornado swim caps as much as we do here at swimmer.com.au. Let us know what you think of the swim cap designs in the comment box below!
If gaming swimwear accessories were going to come from somewhere, it was going to be from South Korea. South Korea has a culture that absolutely loves to game! Professional gamers can earn up to 6 digit contracts, and you can watch professional gamers go at it on South Korean cable television. People go out to play at the popular ‘bangs’, facilities that host multi-player games for an hourly fee. The gaming industry generates $5 billion dollars annually in South Korea which is roughly $100 per citizen.
So we were not all that surprised when Tornado, a swimwear company based out of South Korea, produced these gaming themed swim caps. These silicone swim caps feature retro video game stars on each cap that’ll let you take your gaming habit into the water.
The first swim caps' we want to talk about are the Robotica swim caps. These swim caps feature a maze of a space themed characters printed with different expression from winking to smiling to wincing. Each print of the character features a brightly printed space suit that matches the neon coloured theme of these silicone swim caps. Check out the Robotica silicone swim caps below in the following links below:
Moving on to the next design, everyone will recognize the characters featured on the Pac Attack swim caps. These caps feature the infamous Pac Man ghosts along with some other familiar designs and character from 1980s video games. The Pac Attack silicone swim caps are perfect for gamers who just love the classics. Check out these retro style silicone swim caps in the following links below:
If you were ever a fan of Tamagotchi or the various knock-offs, you are going to love the Animalia swim cap. This silicone swim cap features numerous familiar Tamagotchi pets in their various stages in blue and white bubbles that look fantastic on the lipstick red background. Perfect for those who are sentimental about their first pet being a digital one. Check out this design through the link below:
1,000 bonus points to anyone who knows the foreign video game characters featured on this last swim cap. The powerful girl and boy characters are featured with roughly drawn stars on various coloured backgrounds. Perfect for gamers who like to seek out international games rather than just restricting themselves to the mainstream market. Check out the following silicone caps in the links below:
Recently we read this story on The Guardian about an elderly couple who wore the same outfit for over 35 years. The wife makes their outfits out of the same materials she gets from the fabric store. It started as a tradition when she made him a t-shirt when he visited her down south during the summer. The husband would not wear anything besides a tie and shirt, but he had to wear the t-shirt his new girlfriend made or risk hurting her feelings. Ever since they were married, they go to the fabric store to pick out materials together to make matching outfits.
Humorously the the wife told the Guardian, “We find it funny when watching those crime shows and they say, "What was he wearing when you last saw him?" We could just point to ourselves and say, "This!"
So as you can see, matching outfits doesn’t have to be all about being cutesy. It can be a matter of practicality. Maybe you guys coach for the same swim team. Perhaps you want to inspire family unity by wearing the same print! Or maybe you just want to be a cutesy that of course is fine too.
Maru released the stunning Odessa training swimwear and swimwear accessories in mens and womens styles. The pattern features a tangle of straight lines that creates a chaotic and stunning grid that both genders will love. Remember all Maru training swimwear is chlorine-resistant, so matter how many hours you plan to spend in the pool this swim season the pattern stays clear.
For womens one piece swimwear they offer a variety of colours in the Odessa print. This means that you can wear the same pattern as your loved one, but change up the colours to match your personal style. Check out the following swimwear to see which one matches your personal preferences:
For guys, they made the choice a little bit simpler offering the pattern in a visually interesting black and white. For those who want a less loud display of the pattern, the Odessa Jammers two panels are the only part of the swimwear that features the pattern. If your guy is a bit of resistant about wearing matching patterns, the Odessa Jammers may be a good compromise.
If you want to arm the whole family in the Odessa pattern the Maru Odessa Silicone Swim Caps are a great option. These stretchy silicone swim caps fit on all hairstyles and head sizes. This is a great way to be able to easily track down all the kids at the local pool this summer. It will also look great in family pictures!
Recently the mystery behind the penguin’s 9+ feet per second speed was revealed to the world. These feathery creatures fascinate us with their ability to zip through the water, combined with their inability to fly has fascinated scientists and normal citizens for year. Plus, penguins are really freaking cute. Who hasn’t wanted a pet penguin at some point? Or at least to give one a hug? These may be inadvisable activities, but still we can admire penguins from afar.
With movies like Happy Feet and March of the Penguins, kids are crazier about penguins than ever before. Unfortunately, the closest you can probably get to giving your kid (or yourself) a pet penguin is by getting them swimwear accessories that features these loveable animals. This summer Maru released some fun Penguin themed swimwear accessories that kids absolutely love!
The Penguin Blue Junior Goggles and the Penguin Pink Junior Goggles feature an animated penguin on the left and right frame of the goggles. These junior goggles are ideal for taking outside with UV protection to protect the swimmers eyes from the sun. The water is kept out with Maru’s innovative poly seal to create an extra comfortable underwater viewing experience. The nose bridge and straps are adjustable to fit snug around the head. The Penguin junior goggles are ideal for swimmers aged 2 to 6 years old.
Also available is the Penguin Junior Silicone Swim Cap that features two animated penguin wearing different coloured swim trunks on a grey background. These silicone swim caps fit comfortably on every shaped head. They are a perfect match to go with the Penguin Blue Junior Goggles, and your little one will look super cute with the matching junior goggles and swim cap.
Maru’s 2013 Penguin Accessories makes it easier than ever to go to the pool, because your little one will be super excited to show off their absolutely cool penguin gear. It is funny how when kids really like something, it is easier to get them to actually wear it. Say goodbye to the days of bugging your kids to wear their goggles and swim cap to the pool. Say hello to the days of letting him/her know it is inappropriate to wear swim caps and goggles to grandma’s house.