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How do you go swimming if you're on supplemental oxygen?

I was wondering how other people on supplemental oxygen are able to use a swimming pool?

  1. I go swimming at the YMCA daily. I also do water arobics. I set my tank near side of pool and use a 25ft tubing. When swimming laps I place tank in center area of the lap pool so it's even amount distance from tank each way I swim. I only swim the amount of tubing. I usually swim in the lap closest to side because tubing stays on side away from arms.
    I do deep water arobics and shallow water arobics placing tank on side edge of pool. I keep tubing in control out of others way while doing it.
    I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO GO. In water your body is weightless so moving around is easier.

    1. Thanks for writing this. I belong to the Y and they have said I can continue to come with the o2. Thanks to your inspiring answer I believe today will be the day I try it, my daughter has been asking all summer.

    2. Hi again, Gee1207 - I believe your post here is related to your concern (from another of your posts), about wishing you were swimming. I hope you do get an opportunity to try swimming safely with your oxygen. Please do keep us posted as to your progress. All the best, Leon (site moderator)

  2. Hi writtenone and thank you for your question! Another community member asked a similar question here: https://copd.net/q-and-a/swimming-without-oxygen/ It looks like one of our members purchased an Oxyfloat, a device that keeps your tank afloat while you swim. I encourage you to check out that Q&A thread and view the other responses as well. Have a great day! - Alesandra (COPD.net Team)

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