How to Design Your Own Swimming Caps

How to Design Your Own Swimming Caps
A custom swim cap can set apart your swim team from the rest of the pack, as well as make it easy for spectators to identify and cheer on the members of your team. Designing your own swim cap is easy with the use of tools provided by online vendors of swim caps.


Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Computer with Internet access Credit card
  • Computer with Internet access
  • Credit card
Step 1
Choose a cap material. Regular latex caps are the most inexpensive, and are a good value. Specially colored pearlescent and neon-colored caps are typically made of latex and sport brighter colors---you'll pay a bit extra for these. Silicone caps are the most expensive, but are also lighter and "slicker" in the water---they're a good choice for competition, rather than training.
Step 2
Choose a color for your cap. Latex and silicone caps come in a variety of basic colors. Choose one that matches your team's colors.
Step 3
Add the artwork. Cap design websites have a variety of ready-made artwork you can choose from, including many popular mascot figures, animals and other clip art. Some vendors can work with samples of your own art, but expect to pay a premium price for this service.
Step 4
Choose a font and add text. The font for your cap's text can have a big impact on the overall look of the cap. Cap design websites offer a variety of different font and lettering styles. Choose one that is legible and complements your team's existing logos or artwork.
Step 5
Determine your quantity and place your order. Larger orders will result in a lower average price per cap. Expect to have to purchase a minimum number of caps, usually about 50.

Article Written By Nichole Liandi

Based in Virginia, Nichole Liandi has been a freelance writer since 2005. Her articles have appeared on various print and online publications. Liandi has traveled extensively in Europe and East Asia and incorporates her experiences into her articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from West Virginia University.

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