Monday, June 7, 2010

first open water swim of season

So tonight hubby and I went to do a river swim with the local tri group. I do not have a wet suit, and everyone else did. But I went in and it was warm. I started swimming and felt really good about my stroke and was ready to go for the full mile. Then I looked up to sight and I couldn't see a thing. The sun was in my eyes, and my googles were all fogged up. I swam like this for a bit and finally I stopped and wiped off googles and was amazed at how clear the suckers became. Ahhhh I thought, now I can swim without feeling blind. Head went in water and the fog was back. I did this the entire time. I tried to sight and do it, but half way through I couldn't figure out how much farther I had and was spending too much time stopping, clearing the damn googles and starting up again. I was happy with how I was swimming and I felt strong and I felt like I could have kept going.

So I tried the spit, didn't work, i tried toothpaste last season didn't work, i have the anti fog spray and that didn't really work. WTF ???? Help Help help. I can not swim like this way too annoying. any advice please send.


  1. ...mmm no advise...I have quite similar issues with goggles!

    Cheers from Hong Kong!

    "XTB" Xavi.

  2. oy, don't know either, washing em' in the water they're swimming in b4 hand as worked for me, but i don't know if that's the golden ticket. nice swim;-)

  3. I recently purchased a pair of expensive goggles, SABLE OPTICS, $45 and they are magic. No fog, no distorsions, just wondeful. I heard they last a long time if you care for them.

  4. I usually just lick the inside of the lens before I even get them wet, put them on and go. Seems to work. I used to use a little drop of dish soap with some water and swish it around inside the lens, dump it (DO NOT RINSE) then let them dry over night. Make sure you don't dunk them before racing though or it will wash off. hope this helps.

  5. Bummer about the goggles. Wow, I have to give you credit for getting in the water without a wetsuit! Nice job on your swim. I am sure that you are going to continue to improve:)

  6. Hooray for getting in your first OWS!

    Here's a trick I found for goggles that really works! You take 1Tbl. baby shampoo and mix it with 24oz. of water. I make this mixture in a Nalgene or water bottle so I have the solution whenever I need it. Then, you spread a thin layer over the goggles. Agitate the goggles in water, then leave them to dry.


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