In this video lesson, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello teaches how to prevent swimmer's ear. One of the best ways to prevent this is to wear earplugs when swimming.
Video Transcript: PHILLIP TORIELLO: "Hi, this is Phillip Toriello, and this is how to prevent swimmer's ear. The best way to prevent swimmer's ear, is to not go swimming at all. But if you should decide to, say to swim laps, surf, or any other type of aquatic activities, the best thing to do is to wear earplugs. Now, these range from many different styles, including silicone types, that fit into your ears like putty, to those that have a plastic stem, and little rings that pop into your ear, like a cork. Those I think, are the best kind, as far as not falling out of your ears, and keeping the water absolutely out. Following every swim, there are certain solutions you can also buy at drugstores, that are made up of an alcohol, hydrogen peroxide combination, that will help dry out the ear canal, after swimming,and of course, there's the ever infamous pinky, that you can use as a plunger, and kind of use gravity to help you out, to dump the water out of your ear. To learn more about preventing swimmer's ear, please contact your local swimming expert, your physician, or go online to find out more."
In this video series, Swimming Instructor Phillip Toriello gives 25 video lessons on How to Swim. Learn how to swim the breaststroke, the backstroke and freestyle. Get tips on how to do flip turns for each type of swimming stoke and find out how to do swimming kicks like the eggbeater kick. Want to get the kids involved in swimming too? Find out how to teach children to swim with tips on teaching the survival float and child diving. Swimming is a useful skill and a fun activity that provides great exercise for all.