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renie
May 3rd, 2010, 10:30 AM
Well, I had to finally get out of denial--swimming for 25+ years has caused chronic sinusitis, sinus infections, etc. every year. I had to stop swimming for 3 months and for the first time I felt "normal." So I am back in the pool, this time trying nose clips. Can anyone recommend a comfortable nose clip that will not slip off? Latex? Silicone? So many to choose from. Thanks.

swimshark
May 3rd, 2010, 10:31 AM
I have to use one when I use my snorkel. The best advice I can say is make sure what ever you use is not clear colored! I had one that was and when it slipped off, I couldn't find it. Now I have pink ones :)

renie
May 3rd, 2010, 11:00 AM
I have to use one when I use my snorkel. The best advice I can say is make sure what ever you use is not clear colored! I had one that was and when it slipped off, I couldn't find it. Now I have pink ones :)

Thanks, I never would've thought of that. I am definitely ordering a pretty pink or purple one. lol.

5out6aintbad
May 4th, 2010, 04:07 AM
I made the same leap in December and I feel really good about it. I can sleep at night, don't sneeze during the day and it only took me about a month to really get used to a nose clip.

The biggest break through is really enjoying back stroke now!

My favourite is a Speedo metal one which is really strong. I have several of the plastic ones as well but they seem to snap. I have quite a big nose I suppose! the trouble is I can't seem to find the metal ones for sale in the UK anymore. Can you get them in the States??

renie
May 4th, 2010, 10:44 AM
I made the same leap in December and I feel really good about it. I can sleep at night, don't sneeze during the day and it only took me about a month to really get used to a nose clip.

The biggest break through is really enjoying back stroke now!

My favourite is a Speedo metal one which is really strong. I have several of the plastic ones as well but they seem to snap. I have quite a big nose I suppose! the trouble is I can't seem to find the metal ones for sale in the UK anymore. Can you get them in the States??

I haven't seen metal clips. Sounds like they would hurt. Only the latex and silicone. Unless you mean the clippy part is metal, but the "pads" are actually latex or silicone? We do have metal ones like that. I am pretty sure Speedo makes them, but will check for you.

The Fortress
May 4th, 2010, 11:01 AM
I use these: http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/3951.htm.

The silicon ones didn't seem to stay on as well for me.

Get several pairs; they're easily lost.

Karen Duggan
May 4th, 2010, 04:01 PM
I use pink and yellow Speedo ones.

renie
May 4th, 2010, 04:13 PM
Thanks for the responses! I used my pretty pink silicone Speedos today and they never came off once! I actually got used to it pretty quick - it felt great not to get any water up the sinuses, and today the pool was soooo heavily chlorinated, I feel like I swam in Clorox bleach. I may also order the ones Fortress uses. They look pretty secure. I have to remember not to put moisturizer on the nose before going in the pool. :laugh2:

joshua
May 4th, 2010, 06:49 PM
I use:

http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1742.htm

They are comfortable and don't slip off..

renie
May 4th, 2010, 07:35 PM
I made the same leap in December and I feel really good about it. I can sleep at night, don't sneeze during the day and it only took me about a month to really get used to a nose clip.

The biggest break through is really enjoying back stroke now!

My favourite is a Speedo metal one which is really strong. I have several of the plastic ones as well but they seem to snap. I have quite a big nose I suppose! the trouble is I can't seem to find the metal ones for sale in the UK anymore. Can you get them in the States??

YOu can find metal ones (Bettertimes) on swimoutlet.com
Also, by the posts on this thread, speedo also makes metal ones.

renie
May 4th, 2010, 07:37 PM
I use:

http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1742.htm

They are comfortable and don't slip off..

They are cool looking as well. :cool: Thx Joshua!

joshua
May 5th, 2010, 12:04 AM
They are cool looking as well. :cool: Thx Joshua!

And cheap. BTW, I use the clear version - don't want to look like a dork. I'm known to be very cool :cool: I haven't lost a clear one yet but, judging from past experience, a nose clip will eventually get lost no matter what the color. That's why I recommend you buy two.

Lump
May 5th, 2010, 08:24 AM
I use these: http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/3951.htm.

The silicon ones didn't seem to stay on as well for me.

Get several pairs; they're easily lost.


I use:

http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/1742.htm

They are comfortable and don't slip off..

These are two I use in practice for UW 25's on my back and in competition (50 or 100 back). Both work fine for me.

renie
May 5th, 2010, 10:33 AM
And cheap. BTW, I use the clear version - don't want to look like a dork. I'm known to be very cool :cool: I haven't lost a clear one yet but, judging from past experience, a nose clip will eventually get lost no matter what the color. That's why I recommend you buy two.

I sometimes slip into a dork moment, having ordered the pink as well as a matching cap. Uggh, what was I thinking? I don't think my speedo silicone came in clear, but I am going to order the ones you recommend in clear for my "cool" days.

topspin64
November 29th, 2014, 11:40 PM
I've tried several nose clips and found that only trygon can keep out the water. They are expensive and appear large/bulky but do not pose a problem when in the pool exercising (wouldn't be good for competing). They are adjustable and lock tight. Here are links with info:

http://usfreediving.org/usaa-info-merchandise-nose%20clip.htm (http://usfreediving.org/usaa-info-merchandise-nose%20clip.htm)

__steve__
November 30th, 2014, 10:18 AM
Sporti clips work fine for me after I customize it to fit. Not bad for less than 5 bucks. The plastic ones are ways too small and useless, Perhaps the sporti works for me because they're made in Italy?

Aussie_Swimmer
December 30th, 2014, 04:02 AM
I have tried the Speedo competitionnose plug and it doesnt seal my nose adequately.

The pads aren't long enough.

Can someone please recommend a larger nose clip still available for purchase?

ande
January 8th, 2015, 01:24 PM
the one on your nose while you're swimming

amykhall
January 21st, 2015, 02:08 AM
Here's one we recommend: http://shop.theraceclub.com/store/training-equipment/nose-clips.html

__steve__
January 21st, 2015, 05:27 PM
Those only pinch the tip of my nose

chowmi
January 21st, 2015, 06:29 PM
Also try wearing them "upside down", putting it on from the bottom of your nose so the clip part is in between your nostrils. You might also gently wash your nose to remove all oils so the clip won't slowly slide off. You might also have to "pull" your nose around a bit, the meaty parts of your nostrils, to get the fit right.

I find nose clips exasperating. Most people complain about have a big snoz and large clips, but you would think with billions of people of asian descent, there would be one for more relatively flat nosed/little nosed peopled. I have to yank my nose, practically giving myself a nose-lift, in order to get enough meaty bits to clip onto.

The Fortress
January 21st, 2015, 08:13 PM
Here's one we recommend: http://shop.theraceclub.com/store/training-equipment/nose-clips.html

Ew, I personally hate silicone nose cilps bc they can slip off.

I use nose clips in most of my races for underwater dolphin kick and this one is by far the best and good for those with smaller noses. http://www.speedousa.com/competition-nose-clip.shtml

__steve__
January 21st, 2015, 08:29 PM
9333
This is the type that works best for me. They don't fit as is though, as I must custom bend them, but they come in two sizes and dirt cheapest.

Unfortunately I seem to constantly loose them :mad: