“Swimming is a huge part of my life and I am putting my name behind Hammer Head because I believe in it.” I have two young daughters that are both swim, and I want to keep them safe.”
– Tom Malchow, Three Time Olympian, USA
Throughout my time swimming and coaching, I’ve seen far too many incidents of swimmers getting hurt and I have personally known girls who have got concussions from being kicked in the head because it is such a contact sport. The Hammer Head Swim Cap would be awesome for girls to wear during practices as an added measure of safety.
– Laurel Streed, Coach, Wayzata High School Synchronized Swim Team
I think Hammer Head Swim Caps would be especially beneficial for children during the outdoor season. Due to the sun children like to close their eyes when swimming backstroke and will, more often than not, hit their heads on the wall when they are trying to finish. The Hammer Head Swim Cap will do wonders in the swimming world and will help ensure the safety of athletes at all levels.
– Adam Gannon, University of South Dakota
My injury from an accidental kick to the head while swimming completely changed my life, forcing me to retire my Olympic goals and take almost a year off of high school. If new swim caps can be widely available that are both functional and protective, it could be a game changer in preventing concussions for aquatic athletes.
– Sarah Urke, Wayzata High School Synchronized Swim Team, Olympic Training Athlete
I have had many years in the swimming world and have witnessed many injuries where swimmers, even at the college level, have ran into the wall or collided with other swimmers and received concussions. The Hammer Head Swim Cap would be an easy and efficient way of preventing these type of injuries and providing swimmers with an extra measure of safety.
– Adam Gannon, University of South Dakota
Brooke hit her head during the prelims of the 8 & under backstroke at the Champs meet three years ago. It was such a strong impact that I could hear the gasps of other spectators. She didn’t swim the backstroke again in a meet for two years and she still is apprehensive to swim that stroke. If Brooke had been wearing some type of protective cap, I’m confident that the impact of hitting the pool wall wouldn’t have affected her as it did.
– Angie Lubenow, Parent of USA Swimmer
Since our website went live in April 2017, we have received hundreds of stories from parents, coaches and athletes. These testimonials have come from the US, Canada and Europe with compelling stories which continue to inspire us and keep focused on our mission. Here are a few of the highlights:
My daughter has suffered 2 concussions already because of running into other kids while swimming so I am very interested in getting her something to protect her head.
My daughter has just suffered a concussion from a head to head collision during practice and I would be anxious to get her, and her younger brother, these caps.
My daughter swims for the YMCA in Minnesota looking to see if this is something we should offer the kids on the swim team.
I just heard about your product on a Twin Cities TV station (insert link to WCCO story). My granddaughter Savannah is an avid swimmer and competitor. I want to surprise her by purchasing one of your unique caps for her sixteenth birthday.
– Dr. Janet
My 15-year-old daughter suffered a serious concussion fall at high school swim practice (other swimmer hit her) and it took her 6-7 months of rehab to recover. I think this cap is a fantastic idea and anything that will give her the confidence to get back in the pool to do what she loves is wonderful!!!
Love this new technology for my 8-year-old backstroker!!! Thank you!
My daughter will be the first from our club to try your product, but there may be many others who follow suit. If it works, I myself have 4 swimmers and all 4 will be wearing them.
My 4-year-old had a serious fall and has a traumatic brain injury. I would love to get one of these, so she can resume learning how to swim and I don’t have to be fearful of her hitting her head in the pool. Thank you!
Recently suffered from a concussion and ex strain from colliding heads with another swimmer. Interested in ordering one of your concussion prevention caps.
Tom Malchow, Swim Parent and
Three Time Olympian, USA