View Full Version : nose plugs?

July 26th, 2012, 03:50 PM
so it just dawned on me and i meant to come and posted during the trials - but forgot.

i saw a swimmer or two wearing nose plugs in the semis and i believe the finals? does anyone else use them? i know i feel like my breathing is cramped and i don't get as much air.
I just had never seen a swimmer at that level wearing nose plugs.

July 27th, 2012, 07:41 AM
never seen the plugs.

Did see the clips or clamping devices in use for backstroke

July 27th, 2012, 09:24 AM
Nose plugs or nose clips are all the rage for elite backstrokers for several years now. My son sometimes will even wear his for the 200 & 400 IM. He says it helps with his SDK quite a bit, improves his head position on the backstroke & doesn't seem to interfere with his breast stroke (his specialty) or freestyle at all.