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Wool grease

From Openwaterpedia

noun - Wool fat is an anti-chafing ointment made from sheep glands that is applied to the skin of channel swimmers, marathon swimmers, ice swimmers, and open water swimmers. It is a natural 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 wool fat under his arms before the marathon swim.

Removal of Channel Grease[edit]

Wool fat can be removed with dishwasher liquid, coconut oil, or shower gel.


grease, lanolin, Ocean Grease, wool fat

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