Because Arizona is so warm year-round, swimming outdoors is a popular daytime activity. However, swimmers are susceptible to ear infections if water enters the ear canal. Water in the ears can cause several health problems, including swimmer’s ear (otitis externa), surfer’s ear, and other infections or conditions. To prevent these ailments, an AOC Physicians' ear expert may recommend a swim mold for swimmers and water sports enthusiasts of all ages, including children. The molds come in a variety of styles and are custom-fitted to every patient.