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Why does this happen?

  1. Jun 5, 2005 #1

    JamesU

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    I've noticed that everytime I swim in the pool for 1+ hours, My voice will break and at some points I can't speak. does anyone have any ideas as to why this happpens?
     
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  3. Jun 6, 2005 #2

    DocToxyn

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    Is this lap swimming or another pool activity where you are not talking to anyone or are you actively conversing with your friends at probably a higher than normal volume?
     
  4. Jun 6, 2005 #3

    Moonbear

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    Or are you swallowing a lot of heavily chlorinated water that's irritating your throat? That used to happen to me in pools, the chlorine was irritating, and I'd have a sore throat after spending a lot of time in a pool (even if I wasn't talking or shouting, just swimming quietly).

    Of course, you're also at that age where your voice might be starting to break for reasons other than swimming. :wink: It could just be coincidence that it's happening now while you're out swimming a lot with warm weather's arrival.
     
  5. Jun 6, 2005 #4

    JamesU

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    no, my voice gets high and breaks for a few hours after swimming.

    it's not chlorine, because one of my friends' pools uses a kind of water called saline, it has no chlorine in it.
     
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