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Old 12-04-2017
henryhislop
 
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Glide to warm up
Practice your breathing
Check the swimming pool session times
Look after your kit
Choosing your gear
Get a plastic box for your gear
Wear a swimming cap
Wear a lined swim top
De-mist your goggles
Shaded goggles for outdoors
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Old 12-07-2017
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Glide to warm up
Practice your breathing
Check the swimming pool session times
Look after your kit
Choosing your gear
Get a plastic box for your gear
Wear a swimming cap
Wear a lined swim top
De-mist your goggles
Shaded goggles for outdoors
Looks like the beginnings of a great check list!
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Old 12-07-2017
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Glide to warm up
Practice your breathing
Check the swimming pool session times
Look after your kit
Choosing your gear
Get a plastic box for your gear
Wear a swimming cap
Wear a lined swim top
De-mist your goggles
Shaded goggles for outdoors
What's your trick for de-mist your goggles?
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Old 12-07-2017
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Hello Sclim,

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What's your trick for de-mist your goggles?
30% Baby-Shampoo and 70% Water in a tiny spray-can.

Best regards,
Werner
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Old 12-08-2017
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Hello Sclim,



30% Baby-Shampoo and 70% Water in a tiny spray-can.

Best regards,
Werner
OK, will try that. The spit in the goggles and rinse out is highly inconsistent, and basically doesn't work for me. But I was hoping not to need to depend on yet one more essential item to bring to the lake just before the race. And then forget to bring.
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Old 12-09-2017
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When my goggles start to get clouded, I put a drop of baby shampoo on the inside of each goggle, smear it all over the inside surface of the goggle, and then wash it with water. I find that after I do this, the goggles will remain clear for a few weeks.

I can remember, before somebody suggested this to me, actually replacing goggles because they had gotten too cloudy to see through. Now, when I replace goggles, it's normally because they actually break.


Bob
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Old 12-22-2017
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Default Great Tips

Hi there, thank you these tips are really vary useful.
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Old 01-02-2018
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For fogging I travel a lot and carry a little bottle of a product called "Spit". May be just baby shampoo, but it works! It generally lasts for two swims though on my second one I might need to rinse the goggles once.
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Old 01-03-2018
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Really thankful for sharing this swimming tips. You know I don't know swimming and this tips overcome my fear to study swimming.
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Old 01-08-2018
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What's your trick for de-mist your goggles?
The smallest drop possible of baby shampoo. Smear it around both lenses then rinse. If you have a bit left over on your finger, smear on the outside too as it'll get rid of bit of grime, water spots etc.

I also use Foggles upon occasion. They're a no rinse wipe and work great. No fogging in several half Ironmans, a couple of fulls, and the 2 IMWC I survived. If you use those though, keep a snack sized "baggie" pouch to keep them in and keep it moist. It'll be good for several days rather than a 1 time use thing as the manufacturer intended.

Happy fog free swimming.
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