Have you heard about the local company, Swimma, that is taking the world by storm? Swimma was started by local Cape Town mom and entrepreneur, Nomvuyo Treffers, who wanted to create swimming caps and shower caps specially designed for diverse hair types and volumes. Her brand caters for women, men and kids with afros, braids and dreadlocks, filling a very wide gap in the market.

I’m so grateful for Swimma because since Kira got braids for the first time recently, her hair no longer fit into an off the shelf swimming cap. And although we’re still in the middle of winter and in a drought stricken Cape Town, we’ve been taking our kids to the gym to keep their swimming up and Swimma came to the rescue. When you have lots of hair and tie it into a bun to put a cap on, you’ll find that most caps will keep popping up to expose your ears when you’re in the water. Not with Swimma! The larger size of their caps also mean that you can avoid unnecessary breakage of your hair when you pull the cap off after a swim.

Kira wears the afro-tots size but there is a whole range available that covers sizes for little kids to afro-superlarge. The caps are extremely well made of high quality thicker silicone and you can purchase them online here or you can check out the website for details of local stockists (worldwide shipping options available). The Swimma swimming caps retail from R110 to R150 and the shower caps sell from R145 to R185. Both the swimming caps and the shower caps come in a whole host of colours but you can guess that Kira chose the pink and purple options!

Here’s Kira in her afro-tots swimming cap in purple. This little girl is a fish in the water.

Such a great product, proudly South African

Swimma isn’t just for girls, boys can have big hair too.

The next size up is afro-kids.

And adults can fit into afro-kids too.

Then there’s the afro-midi


Swimma founder Nomvuyo models the afro-regular

And last but not least afro-superlarge!

If you’ve been struggling to find a shower cap that fits, look no further.

Keen to win one of FIVE swimming caps for you or your kid in any size and any colour? Here’s how – it’s just one easy step:

  1. Hop over to the Facebook post about this giveaway on Heart Mama Blog & give it a like, tag two friends who would love Swimma and share it for extra brownie points. I’d also love to hear what size & colour you’d choose if you won!
  2. Keep your eye on Instagram for another opportunity to enter!

The competition closes on Tuesday 7 August at 12h00 and the winner will be selected via Random.org. I will select five winners across all my social media platforms.The winner drawn must have followed all necessary steps above in order to qualify for the prize and live in South Africa. Winners can select any swimming cap in any colour that is available from the online range in stock. The prize will be delivered directly to the winners by Swimma. Good luck everyone!



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