What makes the Hammer Head® Swim Cap different?
We challenged the status quo by inventing a swim cap that brings head safety to the great sport of swimming. We strongly encourage your swimmers wear during daily practice and meet warm-ups, where most head strikes occur - in busy pool lanes.
How does it help protect from impacts and collisions?
A layer of honeycomb chambers – invisible from the exterior – designed to help absorb and dissipate the shock from accidental and repeated head strikes with the pool wall and other swimmers.
How common are head injuries in swimming?
More common than you think. Head safety of our swimmers is top of mind for parents, coaches and athletes with the implementation of Concussion Protocol Training (CPT) across all states by major organizations like USA Swimming and the National Federation of High Schools Association.
We all know of the inherent risks in swimming like novice swimmers learning the backstroke, daydreamers doing circle turns and flip turns, 5-meter flags blowing in the wind and crowded practice and warm-up lanes. All make for a greater likelihood for head strikes and injuries, especially in the young (12 & under) developing brain.
Don’t take it from us, let the statistics speak for themselves. In 2019, 96% of head injuries at meets are during warm-ups and cool-downs AND 73% of all head injuries in practice occur from collisions with other swimmers and the wall. Many hundreds of head injuries and at Hammer Head we think one is too many!
How do I wear the Hammer Head Caps?
The Hammer Head logo always goes in the front and the cap size is labeled on the inside back of the cap. If you have long hair, make a low ponytail and tuck the hair up in the back of the cap. You can wear your team cap over the Hammer Head and maintain the smooth-wrinkle-free racing surface. Check out this brief video:
How do I order caps for my team?
There are a few options. For team orders, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-888-842-5151 for inside sales who will tell you about our volume discounts. For individual parent orders we will provide you with a brief educational email, a link to our website to send out to your swim families along with a discount code for being part of your team.
Can I customize the Hammer Head Swim Cap?
Yes. Hammer Head Swim Caps can be custom customized with a one-color team logo (one side, two sides or back). Please contact us for a custom quote for your team.
Is the Hammer Head Swim Cap more durable than other caps?
Yes. Hammer Head Swim Caps is made as one part and has no seem like traditional latex or silicone swim caps. Because of this it outlasts other caps.
Is the Hammer Head One-Size-Fits-All?
No. The Hammer Head comes in three sizes; small, medium and large. We know all heads are shaped differently, but please use this as a guide for your purchase. You will know you have the right size when it feels like the most comfortable cap you have ever worn!
Why does the Hammer Head Swim Cap cost more than a traditional silicone or latex cap?
The Hammer Head is the first of its kind and is the world’s only protective swim cap®, bringing an unmatched level of protection to swimmers. Innovation has enhanced and improved tech suits, goggles, training equipment over the decades - for the good of the sport. This is your next generation of swim cap. All other sports require protective head gear, it is time swimming catch up. It costs roughly $10-$15 more than a standard swim cap and gives you safety, confidence, comfort and durability. The basic swim cap offers none of these. It is about time we all expect more from our swim caps.
How can I be part of the Hammer Head Movement?
Educate your coaches, swimmers and parents that this product is now available and was invented in the best interest of our great athletes - to make the sport of swimming safer!