sea sick in open swims

sea sick in open swims

Post by Shawnaro » Tue, 26 May 1998 04:00:00


I'm not sure if this has been covered or not, but does anyone know what I
could use or eat or not eat etc. for an open water swim? I suffered last
year at Ironman Hawaii and at Gulf Coast this year. I get very nautious and
throw up multiple times when I do an ocean swim.
I have not eaten before the race later to suffer on the run. I have also
chewed on candied ginger. Please let me know of any cures for this.

 
 
 

sea sick in open swims

Post by Berndo » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00

If you are getting sea sick in the open swin try those wrist band people use
for sea sickness on boats.  I haven't tried them myself but I know some
fishing charter captains swear by them. When ever I boat I take one gravel
and I'm fine but I don't think you want to do that in a Tri.

Good luck

Bernie

Quote:

>I'm not sure if this has been covered or not, but does anyone know what I
>could use or eat or not eat etc. for an open water swim? I suffered last
>year at Ironman Hawaii and at Gulf Coast this year. I get very nautious and
>throw up multiple times when I do an ocean swim.
>I have not eaten before the race later to suffer on the run. I have also
>chewed on candied ginger. Please let me know of any cures for this.


 
 
 

sea sick in open swims

Post by TriGu » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> I'm not sure if this has been covered or not, but does anyone know what I
> could use or eat or not eat etc. for an open water swim? I suffered last
> year at Ironman Hawaii and at Gulf Coast this year. I get very nautious and
> throw up multiple times when I do an ocean swim.
> I have not eaten before the race later to suffer on the run. I have also
> chewed on candied ginger. Please let me know of any cures for this.

 Do you have the same problem during lake swims? I mention this because one
cause of nausea during an ocean swim is ingesting to much salt water. In the
event its the motion thats affecting you adaptation will work wonders. In other
words do more open water ocean swims. If you don't have reasonable access to
the ocean any open water swims will help you adapt. I would avoid any motion
sickness medication since most wil only make you drowsee. I also would not
refrain from eating due to your fear of nausea. Eat early enough so that your
meal is digested and in some cases this helps to settle ones anxiety about the
problem.

Cheers,
Bernie Sher

 
 
 

sea sick in open swims

Post by Emily Doa » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00

I get sea sick on boats, out snorkeling, swimming, etc.  I use dramamine,
one of the over the counter sea sick pill.  You can get them at any drug
store.  It works very well for me.  It does get people drowsy, but I'm sure
the swimming, biking, running will wake you up or will keep you awake.  I
also heard that the patches behind the ear works well for nausea but those
need to be prescribe by the doctor unless you're in Florida.  The wrist
band I hear works well too.



Quote:
> I'm not sure if this has been covered or not, but does anyone know what I
> could use or eat or not eat etc. for an open water swim? I suffered last
> year at Ironman Hawaii and at Gulf Coast this year. I get very nautious
and
> throw up multiple times when I do an ocean swim.
> I have not eaten before the race later to suffer on the run. I have also
> chewed on candied ginger. Please let me know of any cures for this.

 
 
 

sea sick in open swims

Post by Kahuna36 » Fri, 29 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:
>I suffered last
>year at Ironman Hawaii and at Gulf Coast this year. I get very nautious and
>throw up multiple times when I do an ocean swim.

Try eating a little something hours before the race. I never liked to  eat
before races and always got nauseous during long swims. I was with a friend
before a 1/2 IM and he told me he was going to get up, eat pancakes and go back
to sleep. ( This might be a bit extreme ). I tried a bagel and cereal. I didn't
get sick. I've tried it since and it works for me. Maybe it's something with an
empty stomach and the motion. Oh BTW I used to get sick on long lake swims
too,, weird I know...

Al Kormesser