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Swimming with an Ostomy Video

Laura Cox
Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist | Shield HealthCare
09/21/14  8:56 PM PST

Swimming after you have ostomy surgery was one of most prominent things on our Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist, Laura Cox’s mind when she was released from the hospital. The idea of not getting to head into a pool or the ocean ever again can be very depressing. But! Most wafers are waterproof, so once you are recovered from surgery, a dip in the pool should be in order. In this swimming with an ostomy video, you can learn all about what you can do to feel confident in the water.

Want to feel even more confident? Check out our community member’s tips for even more security when swimming.

Watch Laura’s video with tips for how to make swimming with an ostomy work for you.

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Dear Laura, I wear a two piece ostomy bag. I need help with concealing an ostomy bag. When I move around my shirt hikes up and the tip of the bag peeks out from under my shirt.
Hi Tom, I have a few suggestions that may help!
First, I'm wondering if a stealth belt would be a good option for you. This is a black belt that you can conveniently tuck your pouch...



  1. jim danforth
    Posted November 6, 2014 at 12:24 am PST

    where can I purchase the waterproofing materials shown in the video?

  2. Posted February 26, 2015 at 6:42 pm PST

    Hi Jim, Shield supplies all the waterproofing materials shown!

  3. Aalbert Martijn Smit
    Posted July 23, 2016 at 12:54 pm PST

    Thank you that’s great! I am not really worried about the ostomy showing at all but the facts of different behaviors in different types of water is just what I needed to know! Ostomy Nov 2015

  4. Posted July 25, 2016 at 11:11 am PST

    I’m glad you found this helpful Albert! 🙂

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