Swimming regularly or for long periods of time can lead to infected, weepy ears. The chlorinated water of a swimming pool can wash away the protective wax in your ears. This exposes the underlying epidermis which can be softened by the water. Bacteria can penetrate into the underlying dermis resulting in the classic 'Swimmer's Ear'. This causes red, itchy, weepy ears which are calling out for a mucky finger to probe about in them. Unfortunately this caused even more damage to the skin and introducing more bacteria.
Swim safe with molded ear plugs! You will find them excellent at excluding water from your ears because they are individually molded. This means they create a water tight seal. Our ear plugs have a double action. As well as being waterproof they are also antibacterial. They kill all the microorganisms which are known to cause swimmer's ear. You can also join them together with a cord. This stops you from losing them and allows you to tie them to your wetsuit zip. ZenPlugs are made from thermoplastic which is bio-compatible, biodegradable and water resistant. We suggest buying a brightly coloured pair so that if you drop them on the beach you can find them. Once you've got a pair you'll never want to lose them!