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Old 08-02-2009
CoachEricDeSanto CoachEricDeSanto is offline
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The basic chemistry is that the inside of the goggle must be totally free of minerals. I like the baby shampoo because is does not cause the eye issues Terry described (thanks to Brian VDK for that one). It takes a fair amount of scrubbing and a lot of rinsing to get all the minerals out. Goggles fog for the same reason our hair gets bad in chlorine. And we all know how hard it is to get all the chlorine smell and dryness out of our skin and hair. Another interesting trick which I have not yet tried is to rinse goggles really well in distilled water after every swim (before they have a chance to dry). Distilled water removes the minerals better. If they dry first, they are set and much harder to clean.
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