Do Olympic swimmers wear earplugs?
Fortunately, there are several types of earplugs suitable for the competitive swimmer. However, we do not recommend the use of foam earplugs for competitive swimmers. Their main use is to reduce noise. They are generally a poor fit and they are not very effective at keeping the water out of a swimmer’s ears.
Is swimmer’s ear caused by dirty water?
When water stays in the ear canal, germs can grow. This causes an infection. It is a painful condition that often affects children, and swimmers of all ages. Swimming in unclean water is a common cause of swimmer’s ear.
Why do artistic swimmers wear nose clips?
The most important piece of equipment for synchronized swimming is the nose clip. Although it may seem unusual, the nose clip is vital in importance because it prevents water from entering the nasal cavity during the upside-down movements and also allows the swimmer to stay underwater for longer lengths of time.
Are nose clips safe?
Dangers of Nose Reshaping Devices
In the worst case you can end up seriously injured or worse. DIY nose reshaping products can interfere with natural development (in teens), lead to permanent bruising, deformities and scars, cause infections or even lead to death.