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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?


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  • love2playwa
    3 months ago

    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.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi love2playwa and thanks for sharing your personal experiences with swimming and the use of supplemental oxygen. I’m sure others will read how well you manage this activity and perhaps look into it for themselves. We appreciate your input.
    Leon (site moderator)

  • Alesandra Bevilacqua moderator
    1 year ago

    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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