Swimming with an Ostomy - Ostomy Belt for Swimming Review

Ostomy Belt for Swimming

  • When you have a stoma from an ostomy (colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy) there should be no reason why swimming is not an option. The seal of the ostomy skin barrier is tight and water will not seep into the bag or the output from the ostomy will not leak into the water. If you notice the tape collar of the wafer start to lift off you might want to consider using the Elastic Barrier Strips from Coloplast.

    Be aware that your stoma will still function when you are swimming and for this reason avoid wearing tight bands that restrict the flow from your stoma. If the stoma’s output is restricted, you may experience “pancaking” around the stoma. This could result in a leak and an embarrassing moment since the swimming pool water may become contaminated. For this reason, I recommend using the Stomaplex stoma guard when swimming. The Stomaplex ostomy belt and guard keeps the ostomy bag and wafer tight to your skin allowing the stoma to flow and preventing leaks.

ostomy belt for swimming with an ileostomy


  • Buy an ostomy belt for swimming and a Stoma Guard made by Stomaplex
  • Buy an ostomy belt for swimming and a Parastomal Hernai Support Belt made by Stomaplex
  • Buy an ostomy belt for swimming and a Ostomy Support Belt by Stomaplex
  • Buy an ostomy belt for swimming and a the Equalizer by Stomaplex to stop ostomy leaks

I have been extremely pleased with the stoma guard. My interest in the stoma guard and ostomy belt started when I advanced in karate to a brown belt a few months after my permanent ileostomy was formed. I started looking for a product that would help me feel secure at this level. I researched and discussed the options with many active ostomates but was not pleased with the choices. Often for a slighter woman, the other products are too bulky and do not allow our bodies to bend where they need to. I am 5' 6" and 140 pounds. I contacted stomaplex and learned from inventor Bob about the Guard. I am thrilled with the protection and security I get from it. I use the guard and ostomy belt for every karate class. Honestly I never have to think about my stoma while in class anymore -- instead I can concentrate on the class. It has been liberating and wonderful. Thank you!!! -- Michelle Mood