There are fundamentally three types of chafing:
1. Skin-on-skin chafing: improper stroke mechanics can cause chafing as can a cross-over kick or breathing.
2. Fabric-on-skin chafing: a swimsuit, goggles, swim cap, protective suit or wetsuit can cause some mean chafing.
3. Hair-on-skin chafing: facial and body hair can cause chafing.
The swimmer always used Vaseline to prevent chafing under his arms.
1275–1325; ME chaufen to heat, rub, chafe.
Swimmers and triathletes use a wide variety of anti-chafing agents and skin lubricants, such as Vaseline or petroleum jelly, to reduce or eliminate the effects of skin rubbing against skin, hair, body parts, swimsuits or other items.
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