My ears are such that it will eventually naturally drain/dry out the first two instances or so, but any more than that in a row my ears get plugged up big time - I've had to go to the ENT twice to clear out the gunk and prescribe me antibiotics.<br><br>
Since then I've gone with earplugs and haven't had a problem since - I just use the Mack's flanged thingamabobs; they're both cheap and reusable for several swims.
This works for me:<br><br>
1. Stand up<br>
2. Bend over as far as you can looking back through your legs<br>
3. Wait until the water stops making noise<br>
4. Turn head to side with plugged up ear to the ground