Learn To Swim
Chlorine is the most common and effective water treatment to kill bacteria living within it; however chlorine also presents negative long-term effects on human skin. The ‘average’ person receives 50 percent of chlorine exposure from bathing, so an increased level of activity – such as swimming and all aquatic exercise – accelerates the body’s absorption of chlorine. Constant exposure to chlorine can lead to dry, itchy skin, dry hair, & conditions including: acne, eczema and rashes . If you spend a lot of time ocean swimming, salt water can also create similar problems, such as dry hair & skin.
Another common problem swimmers face, is the foggy goggles & masks. There is nothing worse than starting your dive/swim session and minutes later, your goggles/mask have fogged up. Swimming is a big part of life in Australia – at both recreational and competitive levels for all ages, which is why Triswim, Foggies & Dermasport are becoming a must have in every swimmers bag!