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Does shaving your legs before a meet improve your times? Where can i find information on this?
-- Kelli (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 07, 2001
It does help because the water just goes right over you legs smoothly without being stoped by the hair.
-- Stephanie Smith (email@example.com), March 04, 2002.
It helps, yet it only speeds up ur time, as in districts/regionals/state, if do not shave at meets or practicing before hand.
-- teena (firstname.lastname@example.org), June 29, 2002.
Leg hair absorbs 10 % of its weight in water there fore more resistance when moving thru the water. Also the feeling you get of your position in the water is increased by 45% and the mental effects are enormus. If you feel faster you will be faster
-- Coach Ben (email@example.com), December 22, 2004.