Swimming goggles come off when I jump into the pool - help

Swimming goggles come off when I jump into the pool - help

Post by Dilip N. Thada » Sun, 15 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Hi all,

When I jump into the pool when taking part in a free-style race
my goggles always come off.  I use Barracuda racer goggles and
have tried tightening the straps till it hurts.  

I have figured that I am not jumping in properly.  Could someone
tell me the correct technique to jump so that they dont come
off.  Also when I say they come off, I mean they roll down
towards my mouth.  When one takes the jump, should one be
looking straight ahead or at the bottom of the pool?

Please help ASAP as I have another friendly competition to take
part soon.

thanks

Dilip
--
_________________________________
Dilip N. Thadani

Intel Inside & Windows NT Outside
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Swimming goggles come off when I jump into the pool - help

Post by Colin Pries » Sun, 15 Sep 1996 04:00:00

1. Keep your head tucked down. This reduces the amount of water flowing
across the goggles.

2. Try using Tyr Technoflex goggles. They are *extremely* unlikely to come
off when diving because of their design, and they are *amazingly*
comfortable.



Quote:
> Hi all,

> When I jump into the pool when taking part in a free-style race
> my goggles always come off.  I use Barracuda racer goggles and
> have tried tightening the straps till it hurts.  

> I have figured that I am not jumping in properly.  Could someone
> tell me the correct technique to jump so that they dont come
> off.  Also when I say they come off, I mean they roll down
> towards my mouth.  When one takes the jump, should one be
> looking straight ahead or at the bottom of the pool?

> Please help ASAP as I have another friendly competition to take
> part soon.

> thanks

> Dilip
> --
> _________________________________
> Dilip N. Thadani

> Intel Inside & Windows NT Outside
> _________________________________


 
 
 

Swimming goggles come off when I jump into the pool - help

Post by b.. » Sun, 15 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Hi all,

>When I jump into the pool when taking part in a free-style race
>my goggles always come off.  I use Barracuda racer goggles and
>have tried tightening the straps till it hurts.  

>I have figured that I am not jumping in properly.  Could someone
>tell me the correct technique to jump so that they dont come
>off.  Also when I say they come off, I mean they roll down
>towards my mouth.  When one takes the jump, should one be
>looking straight ahead or at the bottom of the pool?

>Please help ASAP as I have another friendly competition to take
>part soon.

>thanks

>Dilip
>--
>_________________________________
>Dilip N. Thadani

>Intel Inside & Windows NT Outside
>_________________________________

Something that might help is pushing them on your face nice and tight
with your hands.  Also make sure the strap is tight!

--Brian

 
 
 

Swimming goggles come off when I jump into the pool - help

Post by Cynthia Shiang-sheng Smi » Sun, 15 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> Hi all,

> When I jump into the pool when taking part in a free-style race
> my goggles always come off.  I use Barracuda racer goggles and
> have tried tightening the straps till it hurts.  

> I have figured that I am not jumping in properly.  Could someone
> tell me the correct technique to jump so that they dont come
> off.  Also when I say they come off, I mean they roll down
> towards my mouth.  When one takes the jump, should one be
> looking straight ahead or at the bottom of the pool?

> Please help ASAP as I have another friendly competition to take
> part soon.

Are the goggles "suctioned" onto your eyes properly?  This is done by wetting
the rims (or whatever they're called) of the goggles and by adjusting the
"nose strap" properly.  Otherwise, all the tightening in the world won't do
you any good.

Cynthia S. Smith
http://www.sn.no/~csmith
http://www.ifi.uio.no/~cynthias

 
 
 

Swimming goggles come off when I jump into the pool - help

Post by Chris Dor » Wed, 18 Sep 1996 04:00:00

when diving in hold your head down lower and place your arms tight by
your ears


says...

Quote:

>Hi all,

>When I jump into the pool when taking part in a free-style race
>my goggles always come off.  I use Barracuda racer goggles and
>have tried tightening the straps till it hurts.  

>I have figured that I am not jumping in properly.  Could someone
>tell me the correct technique to jump so that they dont come
>off.  Also when I say they come off, I mean they roll down
>towards my mouth.  When one takes the jump, should one be
>looking straight ahead or at the bottom of the pool?

>Please help ASAP as I have another friendly competition to take
>part soon.

>thanks

>Dilip
>--
>_________________________________
>Dilip N. Thadani

>Intel Inside & Windows NT Outside
>_________________________________

 
 
 

Swimming goggles come off when I jump into the pool - help

Post by Milt Charbonnea » Thu, 19 Sep 1996 04:00:00

just practice....yes, I think head down helps for the first part of the entry

 
 
 

Swimming goggles come off when I jump into the pool - help

Post by Proffeso » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00

If your goggles are continualy fallin off, it's an indication that you are
not entering the water correctly.  Make sure the top of your head is hiting
the water first and continue to look down at the lane stripe along the bottom
of the pool.  If you are using it as a guide, there is no need to see where
you are going.  Also, you might try pulling your swim cap just a litle bit
over the top of your goggles. Many of my swimmers do this and it works quite
well with no vision impairment.  Shop around for different goggles.  The most
expensive pair is not always the best.  My team mostly uses the silicone
gasket kind that cost about $5.00 from The Victor.  When in the staging area
before a race, press your goggles on with the heels of your hands BEFORE you
get up on the blocks. When you feel the "sucking your eyeballs out"
sensation, your goggles are on correctly.  Good Luck in your competititons!

Sunny Garcia
Swim Team Coach
Tinker Sharks YMCA Swim Team
Midwest City, Oklahoma


Quote:

>Hi all,

>When I jump into the pool when taking part in a free-style race
>my goggles always come off.  I use Barracuda racer goggles and
>have tried tightening the straps till it hurts.  

>I have figured that I am not jumping in properly.  Could someone
>tell me the correct technique to jump so that they dont come
>off.  Also when I say they come off, I mean they roll down
>towards my mouth.  When one takes the jump, should one be
>looking straight ahead or at the bottom of the pool?

>Please help ASAP as I have another friendly competition to take
>part soon.

>thanks

>Dilip
>--
>_________________________________
>Dilip N. Thadani

>Intel Inside & Windows NT Outside
>_________________________________

 
 
 

Swimming goggles come off when I jump into the pool - help

Post by Shawn E Trokha » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> not entering the water correctly.  Make sure the top of your head is hiting
> the water first and continue to look down at the lane stripe along the bottom
> of the pool.  If you are using it as a guide, there is no need to see where
> you are going.  Also, you might try pulling your swim cap just a litle bit

> Sunny Garcia
> Swim Team Coach

Why would you ever tell someone to compromise their technique for the sake of
keeping their goggles on?  Havent you heard all the coaches telling swimmers to
keep their eyes on the prize, mind on the mission of getting to the end of the
pool?  They should look at the cross on the end of the pool.  If this person looks
down at the bottom, their head position is going to be horrible.  Find another way
to keep on the goggles rather than mess up their stroke.
 
 
 

Swimming goggles come off when I jump into the pool - help

Post by Otte » Tue, 01 Oct 1996 04:00:00


: >
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: >
: > Sunny Garcia
: > Swim Team Coach

: Why would you ever tell someone to compromise their technique for the sake of
: keeping their goggles on?  Havent you heard all the coaches telling swimmers to
: keep their eyes on the prize, mind on the mission of getting to the end of the
: pool?  They should look at the cross on the end of the pool.  If this person looks
: down at the bottom, their head position is going to be horrible.  

        Actually, I remember my coaches telling me to keep my head down (
and look at the lane line) while I was swimming. As I understand it, a lowered
head means raised hips and feet (for kick). Have I been led astray?  :)
        Oh, as for goggle loss, it helped me to use my arms to "break the
water" first upon entry (i.e. a tight streamlined entry).

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