Beard Cap to debut at Great North Swim

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Beard Cap to debut at Great North Swim

A new swim cap has been designed for bearded men.

Virgin Trains, the official train partner to the Great North Swim, has designed the new cap, which will be trialled with customers competing at the Great North Swim at Lake Windermere later this month.

Alex Jackson, event director at the Great North Swim, said: "As a newly bearded man, who is also a keen swimmer, I can empathise!

"We're sure our swimmers will appreciate the efforts Virgin Trains has gone to and perhaps the Beard Cap will solve the problem of 'facial hair-drag' and encourage more guys to suit up and take the plunge in 2015!"

The design is said to be perfect for keeping bushy beards under control, while it is also reusable and adjustable.