A nose clip

A noseclip or nose clip is a device made of wire covered in rubber or of plastic, and is worn by people during a wide range of aquatic activities such as kayaking, freediving,[1] recreational swimming, synchronized swimming and waterdance.[2] It is designed to hold the nostrils closed to prevent water from entering, or air from escaping. Some types of nose clips also feature a long band to keep the clip around the neck while it is not being used.


  1. Pelizzari, Umberto & Tovaglieri, Stefano (2001) ‘Manual of Freediving: Underwater on a single breath’, English translation 2004 by Idelson-Gnocchi Ltd., Reddick, FL; ISBN 1928649270
  2. Dull H. (1993) ‘Shiatsu: Freeing the body in water’, Trafford Publishing, Victoria, BC, Canada: 202 pp.; ISBN 1-4120-3439-6
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