Hammer Head makes Sensory Friendly Solutions’ “Favourite Things” list as the world’s only in its category. Delivering a much improved aquatic experience and quality of life.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 15, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Hammer Head® – a revolutionary new swim cap is disrupting the swim cap category by raising the bar in comfort, fit and head safety for swimmers. The first safety and design innovation of its kind in more than a century, the Hammer Head cap looks and feels like a standard issue silicone swim cap but incorporates sensory friendly premium silicone, TEKFIT® design for maximum comfort and fit, and patented HIT Honeycomb Impact Technology® that serves as a cushion for the skull to reduce the chance of head injury from accidental head hits above and below the water. Hammer Head swim caps are especially helpful to prevent injury and manage the sensory-motor experience for people with sensory disorders, vision loss, poor visual perception, difficulty with spatial distancing, noise sensitivity and anxiety.
Sensory Friendly Solutions, experts in positive adaptations for sensory-sensitive people, awarded Hammer Head a place on the prestigious Sensory Friendly Solutions’ Favourite Things list.
Sensory Friendly Solutions was founded by Christel Seeberger after her two-decade career as an Occupational Therapist. The organization’s mission is to improve “quality of life” through sensory friendly products for people of all ages, businesses and organizations. Seeberger states “Hammer Head Swim Caps are one of Sensory Friendly Solutions’ Favourite Things list because of their unique sensory-friendly features that help people manage sensory sensitivity and sensory overload. The swim cap comes in three sizes, is designed for the shape of the human head, is made with material that does not pull hair when putting it on or taking it off. And for the first time, has incorporated a safety cushion to protect the head from accidents at the cement wall or bottom of the pool or with other swimmers.”
“You might not think of swimming as a contact sport but it absolutely is, especially for those with sensory sensitivities who experience unpredictable and uncoordinated movements in the pool. Collisions occur with other swimmers and the pool wall and bottom more than you think. That is why we invented a swim cap that not only serves those with sensory challenges, but for the first time in history gives swimmers much-needed head protection.” says Theresa Finn, Co-Founder and Hammer Head CEO.
Rowdy Gaines, 3x Olympic Gold Medalist, The Voice of USA Swimming – NBC Commentator and Masters Swimming and International Hall of Fame member weighs in on Hammer Head and what he calls “a game changer and essential piece of safety equipment for all ages and abilities.” Gaines likens Hammer Head to the evolving bike helmet over the years by stating “I wouldn’t let my children or grandchildren ride their bikes without a helmet and swimming should be no different.” Finally, Gaines adds “it is a no-brainer, the value is second to none – it is 50% safer than other swim caps and very durable, it has no seams and not one Hammer Head has ever torn!”
As the Hammer Head Advisory Board Chairman and father to 5x Olympian Missy Franklin, Richard Franklin stresses “it is our goal to improve the swimmer’s experience whether it be the more comfortable fit, reducing anxiety of being in the pool, helping to reduce the echo noise for those with hearing sensitivities or confidence knowing they have head protection with the Hammer Head!”
Finn adds, “the fewer distractions a swimmer has, the better experience they will have, whether it be adaptive swim lessons, water therapy, occupational therapy or just having fun splashing around in the water.”
About Hammer Head Swim Caps
Theresa Finn and David Burns invented Hammer Head Swim Caps, a product of Mako International LLC. Hammer Head is the first innovation of swim cap technology and design of its kind in more than a century. The cap incorporates maximize comfort with confidence and head protection for people who suffer from sensory sensitivities and sensory overload. Mako International is a is a woman-owned and minority-owned LLC. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, MN and can be reached at www.hammerheadswimcaps.com; 888-842-5151; [email protected]
Sensory Friendly Solutions
Christel Seeberger founded Sensory Friendly Solutions in 2016 to make sensory-friendly solutions readily available to people, businesses, and organizations. Sensory Friendly Solutions’ “Favourite Things” program recognizes products and services that help people manage sensory sensitivity or reduce sensory overload. Sensory Friendly Solutions is a woman-owned, disability-owned, B Corp™ Certified, for-profit social enterprise. The company is headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, and can be reached at www.SensoryFriendly.net.
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