Goggles -- Misting AND Fit

Goggles -- Misting AND Fit

Post by Phil Lueb » Wed, 30 Sep 1992 05:31:25


This is in response to the two different postings asking about goggles.

First of all:
Yes, there are solutions that you can apply to your goggles that will
supposedly keep them fog-free.  I have seen them in stores next to the goggles
and in "Swimming World."  HOWEVER, you can also buy anti-fog goggles which are
not much more expensive than regular ones, and you don't need to reapply any
solution.  If you don't want to spend money, you can use your own spit (saliva
isn't a much nicer term).  It doesn't last as long, so you'd better be plenty
hydrated :)

Secondly:
As far as goggle fit goes, I have found that goggles (like shoes) need to be
broken in.  After a few weeks of swimming, the foam will be better conformed to
your face.  It's still tough to find ones that work, however.  You may want to
experiment with different goggle types.  If the typical small oval ones don't
work for you, it's possible that "bug-eyes" are more your fit.  You say they
leak particularly on the start and turns, so it's also possible that you don't
have the proper head position.  Make sure your hands are together and your head
tucked in both cases.  This should help.

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Goggles -- Misting AND Fit

Post by Doug Smi » Sat, 03 Oct 1992 03:57:12

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Quote:
>Yes, there are solutions that you can apply to your goggles that will
>supposedly keep them fog-free.  I have seen them in stores next to the goggles
>and in "Swimming World."  HOWEVER, you can also buy anti-fog goggles which are
>not much more expensive than regular ones, and you don't need to reapply any
>solution.  

I have two pairs of Speedo anti-fog goggles. My first workout in each
pair was fog free, but I experienced heavy fogging in the second workout.
I now use an anti-fog solution.

Do other brands of 'anti-fog' work as described?

--Doug Smith