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The Best Sunscreen Ever

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Coach Ben’s Newsfeed

There is a lot of evidence to show that sunscreens that ABSORB harmful ultraviolet light rather that REFLECT it may actually not be all that great for the body. One reason is that the chemicals that ABSORB UV light (oxybenzone etc.) could mimic the effects of estrogen and/or disrupt the natural hormonal balance of the body. Another reason is that it is possible that when these chemicals ABSORB the ultraviolet light they create free radicals which can have a damaging effect on the skin and body. Lastly, the chemicals that ABSORB UV light take...

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My Favorite Goggles For Kids UPDATE

Posted by on Feb 4, 2018 in Coach Ben’s Newsfeed

My previous favorite Speedo Jr. Futurity are being replaced by Jr. Victory. They are pretty much the same pair of goggles but with a different name. These days these googles can be a bit tricky to get hold of. If you are ordering from Guam, I suggest finding a supplier from

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Preventing Swimmers Ear

Posted by on Feb 23, 2012 in Coach Ben’s Newsfeed

I believe the best way to prevent swimmers ear is to use a homemade swimmer’s ear prevention solution. You make this by mixing isopropyl alcohol with a small amount of white vinegar in one of the over the counter droppers you can buy at the chemist. Then after each time you or your child gets out of the water you use a few drops to dry out the ear and prevent bacteria from growing. It works because the isopropyl alcohol displaces and water then evaporates quickly leaving the inner ear dry, and the small amount of vinegar lowers the...

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My Favorite Goggles For Kids

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in Coach Ben’s Newsfeed

I’m frequently asked if I have any recommendations for goggles for kids. So far my favorite goggles for kids are the Speedo Futurity variety. They are very robust and generally seal around the eyes very well.

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