Request for: Chafing Photos and/or Photos of Murky-But-Swimmable Water
I've been working my way up the chains of a big-name swimsuit manufacturer, and have finally been put in contact with someone very senior, and very appropriate, who is interested in hearing our needs as marathon swimmers. (Hooray!)
I'd like to collect and forward pictures of:
- bathing suit chafing (but if you have a really great beard chafing picture that tells a story, that would be cool, too)
- post-swim chafing wounds (perhaps your skin became infected?)
- swim-able water with poor visibility (such as around Dover, where the chalk from the cliffs becomes sandpaper-y grit in the water, or perhaps there is still low-vis water around NYC)
- anything else that demonstrates that some** marathon swimmers have needs that might not be met by regular swim suits
**I realise some of you benefit highly from poly and chlorine-resistant suits, and swim forever in them without difficulty, but some of us really struggle with today's fabrics, and experience true misery. [Thread: Lycra vs. Polyster / Chlorine-Resistant Swimsuits]
Should you find yourself in the enviable position of never having chafed badly, please reach out to someone you know that has. :)
I'll forward this thread to my contact, so feel free to post comments here directed to them if you like. Descriptive narratives encouraged!
If you'd rather not post photos publicly, PM me, and I'll give you my email address.