shaving for a meet : LUSENET : Swimming : One Thread

Does shaving your legs before a meet improve your times? Where can i find information on this?

-- Kelli (, November 07, 2001


It does help because the water just goes right over you legs smoothly without being stoped by the hair.

-- Stephanie Smith (, March 04, 2002.

It helps, yet it only speeds up ur time, as in districts/regionals/state, if do not shave at meets or practicing before hand.

-- teena (, June 29, 2002.

Leg hair absorbs 10 % of its weight in water there fore more resistance when moving thru the water. Also the feeling you get of your position in the water is increased by 45% and the mental effects are enormus. If you feel faster you will be faster

-- Coach Ben (, December 22, 2004.

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