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I'm currently researching the same thing and the most common answer is a neoprene cap. Also: When the cold water hits your face, the shock causes your lungs to contract causing breathing problems. Blow bubbles before taking off on your swim. Go waist deep into the water and submerge your face to blow bubbles. This helps alleviate the shock of the cold water....


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I personally wrap a scarf for a ski mask around my face and I breathe through that for as long as I can. Eventually, after about an hour or so, enough moisture will have built up (and, if it's cold enough, this moisture has started freezing) that I have to lower the mask, but that's usually enough for me. The worse problem I have is dealing with my glasses ...



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