Channel grease

From Openwaterpedia

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.


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

Removal of Channel Grease

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


grease, lanolin, Ocean Grease, wool grease

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