How To Wear Water Polo Caps
Learning how to wear water polo caps is a good first step towards playing a safer game of water polo. When learning how to wear water polo caps, it is important to understand why water polo caps are important. Water polo caps are used to distinguish teams in water polo and to provide basic protection for the ears when playing water polo. Wearing a water polo cap can seem awkward at first and even uncomfortable; however, it won't take long to adjust to wearing a cap for water polo. Water polo caps come in many different colors and designs and are typically either light or dark as they are used to distinguish teams. Custom water polo caps can be purchased with your own design, and there are even tie-dyed water polo caps. Regardless of the style of the cap, it is worn in the same way.
- Place the water polo cap on your head as you would a regular cap. Pull the plastic ear pieces attached to the water polo cap over your ears so they fit comfortably.
- Tighten the cap. Pull down on the water polo cap firmly until it fits snugly. Ensure that your ears are comfortable and adjust the cap so it is tight but not uncomfortably tight.
- Tie the cap. Tie the strings of the water polo cap tightly under your chin. Tie them in whichever fashion you choose; a standard knot works just fine. Do not tie the strings so tight that they hurt your chin or reduce your ability to rotate your neck and chin freely.
If you find that your water polo cap fits too loosely on you, consider wearing a swim cap under your water polo cap. Water polo caps are important forms of protection for you ears and eardrums when playing water polo. Remember that water polo caps are not just for looks, but safety too!