Swimmer's Tans Of All Types

Swimmer’s Tans Of All Types

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Open water swimmers often apply sunscreens and sunblocks to their skin in order to prevent sunburn, suntan, and swimmer’s tans of all types.

But swimmers have unique body tanning locations including raccoon eyes and panda eyes due to their goggless as well as swim cap tans due to their swim caps.

Open water swimmers also experience shoulder strap tans from female swimsuits or tech suits. Swimmers of both genders occasionally get body number tans where the skin remains a lighter shade where their race numbers are printed on their bodies.

Photo shows the body number tan of Trent Grimsey at the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China.

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