Why do swimmers wear grease?


My son quit the swim team because he no longer will wear speedos. should i make him go back to swimming?

Pool swimmers dont really wear grease these days.. in competition anyways..

a swimmer may choose to put vaseline on his armpit to avoid chafing.. but never for speed

The only time I have used vaseline for a purpose in competition was for insulation on an openwater race I swam in a very cold river. Only reason i can think of

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Makes them slicker through the water.

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so they don't get stuck in the water

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As a snack for later.

Whats the difference?

So they glide through the water

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less friction with the water also shaving the hair remember every lil second count and the less friction the less time it take to finish lap and less efford

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Grease huh, that's icky!

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Most don't well at least i don't and if they do wear grease during a meet thier cheating because it will provide less water resistance

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its the same effects as oil drops in water slippin and sliddin

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1st off swimmers wear vasaline/patroleam jelly.If a swimmer is wearing a polyester suit the suit often cuts in to the skin and this can hurt a ton!!So they put vasaline on to prevente the frictune/rubbing.It also createsd less frictune through the water.

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When I swam, we never used grease or vaseline, it was baby oil. It cuts down on the drag of the water so that you are faster. Just don't get it on you hands, your stroke won't be nearly as effective. And don't forget to shave!

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Ummmm we dont wear grease

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When I was swimming, some people would use baby oil. But you don't want to put it on the inside part of your arms and your hands. You'll slip through the water & lose your "grip" on it.

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Where do you thing they put it?

On the swimsuit?

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Helps them glide through the water easier making them swim faster

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lessons friction.

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Usually the open water swimmers use a "grease" agent to help keep body warmth in. Some of the English Channel swimmers have. Competitive swimmers may "oil" up with baby lotion and menthol to help create a bit of a slick so the water flows over the pores and skin easier. Kind of like lessening the resistance.

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So they can swim faster

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