2016 was a massive year for the sport of swimming. The Rio games featured some of the most exhilarating races, storylines and epic memes (#phelpsface) in the sport. Who didn't love watching Ryan Held show pure joy and emotion of winning his first gold medal, juxtaposed with Michael Phelps winning his 99th? Or the three-way tie for the silver medal in the men’s 100 meter fly?
At SwimSpray, we are excited as more and more adult and masters swimmers enjoyed the benefits of eliminating chlorine from their hair and skin. An increasing number of adults have been reaching out to us and share their “SwimSpray Story” along with the incredible “before and after” effects they now experience when using SwimSpray after swimming.
In return, we asked several of our masters swimming friends, “Why is 2017 the best year to be an adult or masters swimmer?”
Based on their responses, these are five reasons is great to be a masters swimmer in 2017:
Did you like this article? Contact SwimSpray and let us know what you want to learn more about. Check out our "Chlorine, Hair and Skin Blog" to read articles and tips about how to protect your hair and skin from the smell, itch and discomfort that results from swimming in chlorinated water. In the mean time, we at SwimSpray are excited to learn more about you and your “SwimSpray story." Please contact us and share yours. Maybe you will be the next feature in our SwimSpray Blog!
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SwimSpray is All-Natural
-what does this mean?
In an age where the term "all natural" plays an important role in how people make healthy choices for their bodies--we at SwimSpray feel it is important to explain exactly what this means for SwimSpray users in the context of chlorine neutralization.
SwimSpray is an all natural product. We do not add preservatives or fragrances.
Accordingly, SwimSpray has a slight amber color and a slight but noticeable scent. Both the color and scent are safe and "normal" aspects of our all-natural product.
"Smells like Pennies"
The sensitivity of a person's olfactory receptors determines if one can even detect a smell in SwimSpray. Additionally, since users rinse SwimSpray off after using it, most do not detect any smell at all. However, some people have described a slight "metallic," "toasted," or "burnt" smell, depending on their perception. Either way, this faint scent is due to the natural "browning reactions" of organic molecules, (Chemical terminology).
Browning reactions are well known to people in the culinary arts who often induce the browning intentionally by heating foods or ingredients. Chemically, these browning processes are due to "Malliard" reactions. Within the context of SwimSpray, customers should understand that the smell is NOT an indication of metal or harmful chemicals but rather an indication of exactly the opposite -- natural organic oxidation of an all-natural molecule.
Why don't we add a scent? SwimSpray has purposely chosen not to add anything extra to the product to avoid creatin, a potential source of irritation. There are many products on the market to help you smell good. Only one product breaks chlorine's bond with your body.
"Why is SwimSpray sometimes brownish in color?"
The same natural properties cause the amber color that is observed in SwimSpray. Check out the FAQ section on the Swimspray.com website for more information as well. Again our answer is because SwimSpray is made with all natural vitamin C. We do not add preservatives. As a result, SwimSpray will react with the oxygen in the air, just like apples, avocados, orange juice, and other fresh foods. It may turn brown or yellow over time. Again, these observations are due to Malliard reactions. Here, we make sure to include plenty of vitamin C, so that even the small amount of oxidation causing the observed browning does not lessen SwimSpray's effectiveness. Use SwimSpray and then shower with your favorite shampoo or soap for best results...and you will come out #cleanofchlorine and you don't have to forfeit your favorite scented shampoo or soap in the process.
Why is Dr. Chadeayne's SwimSpray Patent so special?
This year the U.S. Government granted Dr. Chadeayne a patent on SwimSpray. What does this mean? It means that SwimSpray is different and better than any other chlorine removing technology available. Have you noticed that no other chlorine removal products are patented? SwimSpray technology works.
What is the aquatic facility’s duty when using chlorine to sanitize swimming pool or spa water?
What does it mean to dominate a competition? Not just winning the competition. But winning by a lot. By how much did the winner win? Was it a close race? Or was it a blowout?
Bottom line: I suspect that these cartridges provide chlorine-free water for the lifetime of the cartridge. But, given the mass of the cartridge, I highly doubt that it provides enough vitamin C to provide any other of vitamin C's benefits, such as anti-aging, etc..
Here's the problem. Showing the real data is almost impossible because SwimSpray is so much better than the other products. To use the swimming race analogy, in a 50 meter pool, the nearest competitor would be less than 2 meters down the pool when SwimSpray finishes. In other words, even Katie Ledecky doesn't dominate the competition like this.
Chemistry Challenge Contest: How Many Bottles of Traditional Anti-Chlorine Shampoo Does it Take to Provide the Chlorine-Killing Power in One Bottle of SwimSpray?
The New Year is always a perfect time to begin new routines which focus on health and beauty. With that in mind, we caught up with Chloe Sutton to find out what she recommends as an active swimmer, instructor, student and business woman.
What are Chloe’s Top 5 Beauty Routines? Here is what she told us:
With my beauty routine to take care of my skin and hair, you don’t need any fancy products laden with chemicals. Just use what works!
Photo Credit: Don Lee