I must be stupid and blind or something, but I can't find any info on the IMA website about whether it's necessary to wear swimming caps while swimming.
I swear once I was getting dressed in the locker room and saw a girl trek up to the pool entrance wearing a very beach-y bikini and no swimming cap. But everyone else I've seen in bathing suits also had a cap to go with it.
Is there any such rule that one must wear caps? Or will I just get glares of death if I don't yet won't be made to wear it?..
PS: there's a reason I'm asking, I'm not just a bad person for not wanting to wear a swimming cap in a public pool. I have long-ish dreadlocks that most certainly don't fit under any swimming cap made for normal humans, on top of that I also somehow have a pretty big head as far as the measurements tell me (yes, literally, not figuratively) even though it's not apparent. People with dreads lose next to no hair from their head daily (it's glorious!) I probably shouldn't even be going into the chlorinated pool given the fact that my dreads probably won't like chlorine and my mild to medium allergy to it, but I was clinging to faint hope that maybe a half an hour per week won't make either too sick... But if caps are an absolute must, I'll just give this hope up and instead cling to an even fainter hope of there still being non-toxic beaches around Lake Washington where I can go swimming this summer...