Frequently Asked Questions
What makes the Hammer Head Swim Cap different?
Hammer Head is the world’s first protective swim cap. It is the only major safety innovation in cap design in a century. Caps include patent pending HIT Honeycomb Impact Technology™ protection: a layer of honeycomb chambers located on the inside top of the cap that cushions the swimmer’s head to absorb and dissipate the shock of impacts with pool walls and other swimmers. Hammer Head Caps also feature TEKFIT™ design, a revolutionary and comfortable compression fit that eliminates top of cap wrinkles that can cause drag in the pool. The cap also is a little longer on the sides, covering the swimmer’s ears to reduce the chance of swimmer’s ear infection from the constant in and out flow of water.
Do Hammer Head Caps look different?
No. They have a similar feel to traditional, silicone swim caps but are a little longer in the side, covering the ears. The HIT Honeycomb Impact Technology™ is invisible from the exterior.
How does it protect from impacts and collisions?
A layer of honeycomb chambers – invisible from the exterior – absorb and dissipate the shock from impacts with the pool wall and other swimmers.
What are the 2017 statistics on competitive swimming head injuries in the US?
- In 2017
- Approximately 70 percent of swimmer head injuries occur during busy swim practices
- Roughly 30 percent of head injuries occur during busy swim meet
- Of all injuries, 68 percent occur from swimmer’s colliding with each other, the bottom of the pool or the pool wall
Can I customize the Hammer Head Swim Cap?
Yes. Hammer Head Swim Caps can be custom printed with your team logo in the same way as traditional silicone caps. Select customization at purchase and follow instructions (Coming Soon).
Is it approved for competition swimming and synchronized swimming?
Yes. Hammer Head Swim Caps meet all USA Swimming standards and certifications.