2017-2018 National Team Athlete Announces

Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel

USA Swimming Today has finally announced the long anticipated 115 members of the 2017-2018 National Team. This complete USA Swimming National Team roster honors the nation's top swimmers according to this year's performances. The roster reveals the top six swimmers that will represent the USA in each individual Olympic event.

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Top 3 Waterproof Fitness Trackers

Sycamore Swimming - Garmin VivoActive

If you are looking to get in shape, lose weight or improve your health and fitness, swimming is one of the most beneficial and rewarding forms of exercise you can do. It is a fantastic form of cardiovascular exercise but is also great for resistance training as you can strengthen your heart, burn calories, lose weight and build and tone muscles in the process.

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Top 10 Best Swim Caps

10. Speedo Silicone Solid Swim Cap
Sycamore Swimming - Speedo Silicone Solid Swim Cap

Fitness and competitive swimmers tend to prefer Speedo as their brand of choice for swim accessories. This is no surprise as their whole range of equipment is top notch, including their swim caps. Speedo does error on the expensive side but luckily swim caps are not too expensive to begin with. The Silicone Solid Swim Cap offers a tender silicone feel with an excellent stretch that performs exquisitely under race conditions. This cap offers high quality elasticity without compromising durability. Plus, it will not pull your hair when placing it on or taking it off.

9. Speedo Silicone Long Hair Cap
Sycamore Swimming - Speedo Silicone Long Hair Swim Cap

The Speedo Silicone Long Hair Swim cap is perfect for swimmers with longer hair or dreadlocks. This cap not only reduces drag by eliminating head wrinkles, it also firmly grips with little to no slippage. This is the perfect cap for maintaining a smooth fit with a higher volume of hair and it is easy to remove. The Speedo Silicone Long Hair Cap is durable yet lightweight and offers a superior fit.

8. TYR Wrinkle Free Silicone Cap
Sycamore Swimming - TYR Wrinkle Free Silicone Cap

The TYR Wrinkle Free Silicone Cap is rated highly in comfort, durability, and fade resistant fabric. Additionally, the TYR Wrinkle Free Silicone Swim Cap comes equipped with a non-slip interior which grips firmly to the scalp preventing any slipping during diving and turning. Not to mention, it comes in 11 stylish colors.

7. The Speedo Solid Latex Swim Cap
Sycamore Swimming - The Speedo Solid Latex Swim Cap

This Speedo swim cap is known for its ribbed edge. The Speedo Solid Latex Swim Cap offers a lightweight and comfortable fit with a ribbed edge that prevents slippage while swimming. The stretch and durability of this Speedo cap is second to none. Plus, this cap can protect even long hair from chlorine and harsh pool chemicals. Unfortunately, for as comfortable as the Speedo Solid Latex Swim Cap is, it is not as comfortable as Speedos other swim cap options. Some swimmers complain that the cap is too tight but every swimmer has their own cap preferences.

6. The TYR Lycra Swim Cap
Sycamore Swimming - The TYR Lycra Swim Cap

The TYR Lycra Swim Cap was designed with the recreational swimmer in mind. These caps are very comfortable and will not snag or pull your hair. The TYR Lycra Swim Cap works best in warm water or in conjunction with an outer cap as it holds no true insulating properties, but it will provide you with top performance. Additionally, the cap has been designed to reduce drag effect and fit a swimmers scalp to a tee.

5. The Friendly Swede Silicone Swim Cap
Sycamore Swimming - The Friendly Swede Silicone Swim Cap

Recreational, fitness, and competitive swimmers alike will thoroughly enjoy The Friendly Swede Silicone Long Hair Swim Cap for Teens/Adults. The cap is known for its diverse utilization between long, curly, thick, and thin hair. It will get the job done by keep your hair dry and out of your face. Not to mention, the cap is equipped with ear covers and stretchable silicone that increase durability and protection.

4. i-Swim Pro Swimming Cap
Sycamore Swimming - i-Swim Pro Swimming Cap

Not only will the i-Swim Pro Swimming Caps protect your hair while swimming, it will also increase your swimming speed. The innovative bubbled design of this cap is manufactured to dispel water surface tension which reduces the energy spent swimming and in turn boosts your swimming efficiency. This high quality silicone cap is made to fit perfectly onto your head without slippage preventing any water leaks. Plus, the cap is made from nontoxic, eco-friendly material that is extremely durable.

3. The 2 in 1 Premium Swim Silicone Cap
Sycamore Swimming - The 2 in 1 Premium Swim Silicone Cap

The 2 in 1 Premium Swim Silicone Cap is made from high quality silicone and can be reversed as both sides offer two different colorings. This silicone cap has received raving reviews for its for its super soft touch and durability. The 2 in 1 Premium Swim Silicone Cap is unisex and built to fit either men or women without causing any unwanted discomfort.

2. The Friendly Swede Silicone Long Hair Swim Caps
Sycamore Swimming - The Friendly Swede Silicone Long Hair Swim Caps

The Friendly Swede Silicone Long Hair Swim Cap is made from top quality silicone material that offers stretch and durability to its user. It also comes equipped with a protective covering that prevents water from entering your ears as you swim. This satisfactory Friendly Swede Silicone Long Hair Swim Cap is offered in five different colors that can be interchanged with the traditional white cap.

1. The Speedo Silicone Junior Swim Cap
Sycamore Swimming - The Speedo Silicone Junior Swim Cap

The Speedo Silicone Junior Swim Cap is special because of its packaging which includes a reusable ziplock container and six different colored caps. This silicone cap is specifically designed to fit on smaller swimmers and children making it is easy to put on and take off without tangling a swimmer's precious hair. The Speedo Silicone Junior Swim cap is lightweight and extremely durable - a perfect addition to the daily swimmers arsenal.

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