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mjtyson
September 17th, 2008, 09:28 PM
My team (Modern Pentathlon Club of the South) is trying to find a place where we can buy a limited quantity of custom swim caps at a cheap price. Anyone got any suggestions?

We're looking for options like different colors, plus of course the club name and graphic. (Next step after swim caps is T-shirts, Polos and the like...)

Thanks in advance for any help.

Cheers,

Rob Copeland
September 18th, 2008, 12:07 AM
Try http://www.allswim.com/swimming_caps.html

Or visit our corporate partners http://www.usms.org/merch/sponsors.php
Many will make custom caps at reasonable prices.

mjtyson
September 18th, 2008, 04:08 PM
Thanks Rob...I've checked out USMS sponsors, but haven't looked at ALLSWIM yet.

I just LOVE the flowered caps that come up on their home page.

Have you ordered from any of these guys? I am particularly looking for someone who has ordered custom caps so they can tell me first hand what the quality was like.

Thanks again,
Cheers,

Rob Copeland
September 18th, 2008, 04:12 PM
I just LOVE the flowered caps that come up on their home page.I love the floral caps too. Scroll down…

I’ve ordered blank cap from them, but not custom. Good quality, timely delivery.

ALM
September 19th, 2008, 09:47 PM
Someone on our team ordered caps from Sprint Aquatics. They were yellow latex caps with navy blue printing. I don't know exactly what went wrong, but after a couple of wearings the ink smeared and ran. This didn't just happen to one or two people - it happened to everyone. So it was definitely the printing that was the problem. I've never seen that happen with any other custom-printed cap, though, so you're probably safe ordering them from anywhere else.

mjtyson
September 19th, 2008, 11:02 PM
Someone on our team ordered caps from Sprint Aquatics. They were yellow latex caps with navy blue printing. I don't know exactly what went wrong, but after a couple of wearings the ink smeared and ran. This didn't just happen to one or two people - it happened to everyone. So it was definitely the printing that was the problem. I've never seen that happen with any other custom-printed cap, though, so you're probably safe ordering them from anywhere else.

Yikes...exactly what I am trying to avoid.

Rob...saw the custom ones on their website...MPCS may just try and order some.

Cheers,

geochuck
September 20th, 2008, 12:33 AM
Caps you can buy them pretty cheap $2.84 per unit in quantity when you order 12 dozen with the manufacturers logo, in assorted colors. I was offered swim goggles for $1.50 a pair if I bought 12 dozen and they were quality goggles.

Sandy Yaygo
September 20th, 2008, 01:23 AM
There used to be some unique caps with crabs and seaweed on them, not printed, but 3 dimensional rubber renderings! Sharks, fish, even terrestrial stuff! I want them. Anyone ever seen these? They might have been things you could find at Spencer's gifts or some such place as gags.

ViveBene
September 20th, 2008, 06:15 AM
Some of the caps I've got at OW meets don't stay on the head. Only the goggles holding them on.

Those retro swim caps on ALLSWIM - I remember them from when I was a child, along with the black rubber swimsuits. Both were incredibly awful and nothing I'd want to revisit. (The flower petal caps, of course, are fun gags.)

VB

mjtyson
September 20th, 2008, 02:59 PM
Those retro swim caps on ALLSWIM - I remember them from when I was a child, along with the black rubber swimsuits. Both were incredibly awful and nothing I'd want to revisit. (The flower petal caps, of course, are fun gags.)
VB

Yea, my wife, who is a pretty good natural swimmer, has entertained the idea of getting one of those "old lady" flower swim caps. Her idea is to approach a masters coach, ask about masters swimming as if she didn't know anything about it, then agree to swim with them, THEN go change and come out with one of those caps on.

Of course, after she got in the lane and started doing 100s fly, she'd lose the flower cap for a real one!

Cheers,

letsswim
September 20th, 2008, 06:19 PM
I just ordered from Swimoutlet.com. The process was easy. It is in the mail to me. I will post more on the outcome.

Many times They have it on sale.

mjtyson
September 20th, 2008, 09:26 PM
I just ordered from Swimoutlet.com. The process was easy. It is in the mail to me. I will post more on the outcome.

Many times They have it on sale.

Thanks...looking forward to how they turn out. I order my swim stuff from them.

sdswimmer
December 11th, 2009, 04:22 PM
I'm wondering how these came out as we're looking for a place to order @ 25 silicone custom caps. ANyone come across a place with good quality silicone?

geochuck
December 11th, 2009, 05:36 PM
I ordered http://www.szpoq.com/ from these guys. Cheap and good. $1.00 printed