What are nose clips?
A small device, designed to keep your nose closed, whilst swimming. Made from various materials, such as metal, plastics and silicon or rubber. When placed on the nose they hold the nostrils closed. These will prevent breathing through the nose.
Why use a nose clip?
Commonly used to help all levels of swimmers, some swimmers can have allergic reactions or irritations after swimming. Allegies to the chemicals used in some pools and bacteria of fungus in open water venues. A nose clip can help prevent these reactions.
Also useful when learning to swim, when water entering the nose is a frequent occurance, preventing the early swimmer gaining confidence in the water.
Also useful when kayaking, rafting or surfing and often used with a nose clip strap to prevent the loss of the nose clip.
What to look for in a nose clip