goggles

goggles

Post by David Considi » Fri, 07 Aug 1992 08:19:20


I was wondering if anyone had used those goggles that don't have
any foam at the edge to seal them?  I think they are referred to
as "swedish" goggles, and I have seen some of the swimmers in the
olympics using them.  Do they generally work well, or fill up
all of the time?

I swim with my contacts on, and use the Speedo goggles with the
*** seals on the edges.  They work OK, but I was wondering if
I could find something better.  Anyone have a pair they swear by?

David Considine

 
 
 

goggles

Post by b.. » Fri, 07 Aug 1992 22:47:20


Quote:
>I was wondering if anyone had used those goggles that don't have
>any foam at the edge to seal them?  I think they are referred to
>as "swedish" goggles, and I have seen some of the swimmers in the
>olympics using them.  Do they generally work well, or fill up
>all of the time?

>I swim with my contacts on, and use the Speedo goggles with the
>*** seals on the edges.  They work OK, but I was wondering if
>I could find something better.  Anyone have a pair they swear by?

>David Considine


David:
I have had my "Swedish" goggles for a couple of years, and yes, I swear
by them.  There are similar types without foam or gasket made by both
Arena and Speedo,but each is shaped a little differently (I tried the Arenas
first and they didn't work for me at all!);so you just have to try the
different kinds and see which fit you best/most comfortably.
They do take a little getting used to, but they do work very well.
Good luck!
Shereen Barry

 
 
 

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Post by st901.. » Fri, 07 Aug 1992 23:48:04

HI DAVID,

In response to your question about"swedish goggles," I use them and I love
them.  In fact, that is all I use anymore.  I'm now using my second pair.
I had a pair that got stolen in the locker room at an away swim meet, and
I missed them dearly.  So, I went back to my old standby, cheap Speedo's
with foam rims, and couldn't stand them.  After a bit of looking I bought
a pair off of a team mate who bought his in Chicago.  But I can't seem to
find any stores around here that sell them.  So I'll keep looking, but in the
meantime I'll enjoy the pair I've got.  They seem to hold up well.  The only
googles that have made it through a whole swim season with me and still
going.

Good luck,
Matt

 
 
 

goggles

Post by Preston Hu » Sat, 08 Aug 1992 08:46:45


Quote:
>I was wondering if anyone had used those goggles that don't have
>any foam at the edge to seal them?  I think they are referred to
>as "swedish" goggles, and I have seen some of the swimmers in the
>olympics using them.  Do they generally work well, or fill up
>all of the time?

I got a pair of these goggles a few years ago (for use in every-day
swimming), and I love them!  Before getting them, I had used goggles
with silicone seals, and the ones with the neopreme type foam.  By far
the "Swedish" style is the best!  

Advantages I can think of:
(1) No leaks, period!  The design creates an extremely powerful
suction which never leaks.

(2) The nose-piece that holds the goggles together isn't one of those
weird plastic pieces with regularly spaced notches that never exactly
fit right.  Instead, a piece of string is provided which you can
adjust to your own needs.  Then, you cover it with a small piece of
*** tubing.

(3) The small size of the goggles is the most comfortable of all
goggles I have used.

(4) Anti-fog.

(5) The head-strap can be configured to have one or two straps behind
your head.  I use the two straps method, one high and one low.

(6) Inexpensive.  I think I paid $3 for mine.

Anyway, I hope this is the sort of information you were looking for.
I swear by these goggles and will never go back to the traditional
kind.

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