View Full Version : water going in nose

October 25th, 2003, 11:03 AM
I was watching the barcelona swim meet,
esp the backstroke event when I saw
the competitors dolfin kick underwater
facing up. I didn't see them blow out
the water until right before they surfaced.

I'm wondering if they are just used the
water going in the nose. I know that
some of them wear nose clips but to be
able to dolfin kick that far & long underwater,
surely water must go in the nose... Can the
sinous ever get used that?

October 25th, 2003, 11:26 AM
i dont think that anyone gets used to water up the nose,that really sucks...i breath out

Phil Arcuni
October 25th, 2003, 12:06 PM
Many of these swimmers have developed a technique where they use their upper lip to block their nose. (true!)

October 25th, 2003, 12:29 PM
I know I've seen a pix of this either on the internet or in a publication. I think it was a member of the Chinese swim team.

October 25th, 2003, 04:33 PM
And to think that when I was little, if I made a face like that my mother would have said, "You'll be sorry when your face gets stuck that way."

October 26th, 2003, 01:37 AM
i've seen the upper lip thing though that's really hard to do...there is a way i found that you can keep water from getting in your nose. though it's really hard to explain, so i'll just shush it. my coach and some of us were able to suck the water in your nose just enough to keep it from going all the way up...then you shoot it back out...i know it's gross but that's what you do when your kids


October 27th, 2003, 02:58 PM
actually, I've met people with a condition before where when they blow air out through the mouth, some air automatically enter the nose. Granted this is not the "norm", but for ppl with this condition noseclip is almost necessary... I forgot what this thing is called, but apparent these ppl make great trumpet players and such because they actually get air while blowing it out!

October 27th, 2003, 03:21 PM
I've tried the lip thing and can't seem to get it. I try to blow out just enough that it keeps the water out but not so much I run out of air. Easy the first 25 and not so easy on the last 25.

I've never raced with a plug but have considered it. I like breathing through my nose while swimming and that's what has stopped me from trying it.