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To be a professional sport swimmer there are certain things that you need to do. You have to exercise quite a bit and learn the proper techniques and build up your upper body strength. You also have to make sure that you shave every inch of yourself including your chest hair.

At least this is what we have been told. It seems that all swimmers we see in the Olympics or professional teams have clean bodies with not a speck of hair on their manicured chest. So why is this? Is it true that it can make them move faster then before?

Professional swimmers will tell you that they do this in order to improve their techniques as well as their speed. It helps them to glide seamlessly through the water with no chances of being dragged down by all of that clump of hair that lies on their chest. It also helps them to move faster through the water.

What most people do not know is that they also choose to remove the hair because it removes the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. By doing this they are allowing the newer and more sensitive skin cells to come out and thus make their skin able to handle the feel and temperature of the water.

It is natural for the body to shed off the dead skin cells – but by shaving chest hair and other parts of their bodies they are making sure that it is done more often and with better results. It feels great to them when they enter the water and allows them to move with ease and comfort and to glide easily through the water.

The only part that swimmers will not remove the hair from completely is their head. They may cut it extremely short to help them move faster – but since they already wear head pieces to keep any extra hair out of their way there is almost no need to remove it.

One Response to “The Reasons Swimmers Will Shave”

  1. Yet another interesting read, keep em coming!

    Posted by: Birdie Shopbell on on March 11th, 2010 at 11:21 am.