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Channel grease

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noun - Channel grease is an anti-chafing ointment including lanolin, Vaseline and/or a combination of other anti-chafing ointments (petroleum jelly, zinc oxide or Desitin) that are applied to the skin of channel swimmers, marathon swimmers, ice swimmers, and open water swimmers. It is a self-made product that is applied before the start of a solo swim or open water swimming event on the neck, arms, legs and torso of swimmers.

Usage[edit]

The coach was applying channel grease under his arms before the marathon swim.

Removal of Channel Grease[edit]

Channel grease can be removed with dishwasher liquid, coconut oil, shower gel

Synonyms[edit]

grease, lanolin, Ocean Grease, wool grease

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