Some valuable tips to avoid seasickness while swimming in open water:
During the summer, you may have the opportunity to swim at sea much more than during the year.
Unfortunately, for some, it turns out to be a sometimes unpleasant experience because of the seasickness caused by a rough sea.
You may be, as many, indeed, sometimes subject to seasickness when you swim in a sea (even a small chop to create this type of unpleasant sensation). I noticed that it was usually even more true in cold water.
This is a problem faced by many open water swimmers. This feeling can be extremely disabling, and even force the swimmer to stop his performance. I speak about it knowingly.
Here are two simple tips to limit the feeling of seasickness that have worked in my case:
1 – do not swim on an empty stomach: especially before swimming in a rough sea, eat something: any snack will do the trick to prevent you from having an empty stomach. If you plan to swim a long distance, I advise you to go with food that you can consume while swimming: you can for example stuck in his wetsuit or speedo one or two energy gels.
2 – swim with ear plugs: ear contact with water (especially cold) can greatly aggravate the feeling of seasickness. Wearing ear plugs can limit this effect considerably. The current ear plugs (plastic cone type) are not dangerous because they only attenuate the external noises a little bit, but still let you hear your outside environment well enough.
From experience, it is by respecting these two pieces of advise at the same time that the results are the most convincing and you will be able to swim in a very rough sea without the sensations of seasickness and the apprehension which is associated there.
Of course, if you ever plan to swim a long distance or compete, you should have tested the practice beforehand to make sure that they have the desired effects.
If you have been able to experiment with successful stuff to avoid this seasickness, do not hesitate to share them in the comments of the article.
PS: Some elite swimmers even go so far as to take anti-seasickness drugs.