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Old 11-12-2008
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(It's an honour to be the one to make the crickets stop chirping in this area.)

It seems that someone stole my nose clip. No matter. I successfully did a few flips without getting water up my nose. As was pointed out, starting to exhale *before* starting the flip is critical. Otherwise, even a steady exhale during the flip won't keep the water out of my nose.

Also, I was able to do inverted streamlining for a short distance without too much water getting in my nose. Actually, the water seems to get in as I surface. (Some people seem to have a similar problem when learning to roll to air like I did.) For me the distance must be short because I run out of air, and maybe because my nose is relatively big. hehe (See my profile picture.)

How much does lung capacity and nose size affect inverted swimming?

I'd recommend the Speedo "competition" nose clip for such practice. I miss it. T_T
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Old 11-13-2008
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Have you tried breathing out a little more forcefully from your nose and continued the exhale all the way THROUGH to the surface ?


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Old 11-13-2008
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Have you tried breathing out a little more forcefully from your nose and continued the exhale all the way THROUGH to the surface ?
Yes. I guess I stop exhaling too early most of the time. At the pressure I'm using I seem to run out of air pretty quick. I don't get much beyond the flags before I surface.
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Old 12-24-2008
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I also have a hard time with inverted underwater dolphining and keeping water out of my nose. What I do is just let the water stuff up my nose and then after I surface give a big exhaul through the nose to pump all the water out. I know it kinda sounds nasty, and I feel a burning sensation in my nasal passage after a while.

One thing I wouldn't do is exhale harder. That just didn't work for me.
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Old 12-24-2008
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Have you tried breathing out a little more forcefully from your nose and continued the exhale all the way THROUGH to the surface ?

The combination of lip curling under the surface and NOT curling the lip as I break the surface helps. That and making sure I have enough air to exhale through the surface. I think I'm even using less pressure now.
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