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Many people enjoy swimming, and there is no reason why having a stoma should stop you from doing this, in either a pool or the sea.

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Swimwear for women comes in a variety of styles, designs, and colours. A patterned or ruched panel on the front of the costume disguises the stoma well. Choose one that is suitable for you. For men, the boxer short style has a higher elasticated waist and comes in a variety of styles, colours, and designs. 

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All Dansac pouches have a water-repellent, soft backing and can be worn in the shower and while swimming. You may find that wearing a smaller version of your stoma pouch is useful when swimming. If you plan to be in the water for a prolonged period of time, you may want to apply additional adhesive tape around the skin barrier for added security.

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