Ok, pretty basic question. I want to get back into swimming for fitness, and I got myself some swimming earplugs (never used them before now). However, I've been known to get some bad ear infections in the past that make me pretty sick.I think you are on the wrong website perhaps try The British Swimming Association website for help .
My question is - will using earplugs make me more or less likely to have ear problems? On the one hand it doesn't really seem healthy to have a piece of rubber jammed in your ear for 45 minutes a day, but on the other hand the water could also be bad for them (although it didn't really bother me when I used to swim, my ear problems seem worse than they were back then). So, for those of you with more swimming experience, which would you recommend?