Comparative analysis on motorcycle helmet and a swimming cap

Do you think a motorcycle and a cap have the same function? Yes and no. There comparative analysis on their functionality, durability, efficiency and effectiveness give those differences and similarities. Can a swimmer and a biker uses a helmet or they have to purchase all of them? Of course, yes. A motorcycle helmet is designed with a heavier material compared to a swimming cap to maintain the principle of buoyancy. Online reviews can help you find the right one for each task.

Differences between a swimming cap and a motorcycle helmet


A swimming cap is small in size while a helmet is big in size. The size of the swimming cap makes a swimmer lighter hence makes him float in water. A helmet covers the entire head while a swimming cap tries to cover the face such that a swimmer is free in the water.


The inner lining of a swimming cap makes him stay afloat and aids in faster swimming. A helmet is covered with a woolen material to keep a motorcyclist warm; wool also helps in regulation of temperature such that it takes the prevailing weather condition hence enhancing comfortability.

The type of material

A swimming cap is made of soft plastic for both the inner and the outer lining. Conversely, helmets have different materials which make them bulkier but since it is supported by the head. It is very difficult for the wearer to feel the weight. In addition, the outer layer is made of a hard plastic material which is a safety precaution in case of any fatality it prevents head injuries. Remember, the brain is the control unit of all body functions; you would rather have a leg injury but save you from the head from damage.


A motorcycle helmet is a protective gear while a swimming cap acts as a protective gear and a camouflage while diving. In case, of impact with the big fish, the shape confuses the reptiles like sharks hence decreasing your chances of an attack.

Main differences between a swimming gear and a motorcycle gear


The durability of a swimming gear depends on the frequency of use. In case a swimmer uses it more often then be sure its contact with water reduces its lifespan. Similarly, a motorcycle helmet is made of a hard plastic material which is durable unless you have an impact with a hard surface like the tarmacked road.


The two are safety clothing from getting head injuries. In addition, they all have glass protectors to improve vision and as well as prevent dust particles from reaching your eyesight and causing optical diseases.


They are all safety requirements. In some countries, they are must-have clothing for either cycling or swimming respectively.

The comparative analysis of the two protective and safety gear gives an outlook of their importance in swimming and riding a motorcycle. The choice of the best in the market is left to you to make a choice based on fashion, color style and purpose of the clothing.

The Waiting Game

Have been in Dakar for nearly a week and it has been a real whirlwind!Aside from meeting with my shipping agent, most of my time has been spent meeting with the Rotary club members, fellow travelers, and touring the city.

The meeting with my shipping agent was productive. He sent his driver to bring me to the Port of Dakar and I arrived after dodging potholes, street vendors, and cows on roads where driving between the lines is optional and hooks are used instead of turn signals.

During the meeting, we were able to sort out how the boat will be loaded into the water, where the boat will be moored, and customs formalities. Due to some storms on the Atlantic, the estimated arrival for my boat is now December 30th. If it misses this date, I will need to wait until January 4th to have the boat loaded in the water (as Jan 1-3 are off days for New Years/weekend). Definitely more at ease after the meeting knowing there will be 24/7 security for the boat and that the port is not accessible to the public. Also glad to hear customs will likely only take a day to clear, something that has held up many other ocean row attempts.

Feeling a bit anxious to start growing but I am really in the best hands here with my shipping company and my Rotary host family.