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sanwin
September 11th, 2010, 08:01 AM
I have never swam open water ,but my boss just started. Her complaint is how do you keep your goggles from becoming fog over? I swim in a pool so I have no idea,does the anti fog sprays work?

bzaks1424
September 11th, 2010, 12:25 PM
I have never swam open water ,but my boss just started. Her complaint is how do you keep your goggles from becoming fog over? I swim in a pool so I have no idea,does the anti fog sprays work?

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E=H2O
September 11th, 2010, 12:31 PM
I use the low tech solution. Just spit in them and rinse. I also have a separate pair of goggles I use only on race day. I use them one season and then they become workout goggles. I also find that in cold water it is a little helpful if I put my goggles in the cold water before I put them on.

clyde hedlund
September 11th, 2010, 01:22 PM
When the goggles are brand new, there usually are no problems with fogging, I just rinse them out with sea water before wearing. After swimming, I simply rinse them out with fresh water and repeat the sea water rinse the next time I go swimming. However, after about two weeks there is some sort of build up and so I wash them out with dish washing (foam) detergent to remove the scum. Around the 3rd or 4th week, the antifog material starts to wear out and fogs up the lenses. When this happens, I have to spend an hour or so rubbing the antifog coating off the lenses with a clean soft cloth and detergent. After rubbing all this antifog stuff off, rub baby shampoo on the inside lenses and rinse off with fresh water before wearing.

nhc
September 11th, 2010, 04:20 PM
After rubbing all this antifog stuff off, rub baby shampoo on the inside lenses and rinse off with fresh water before wearing.

This sounds very true! My new goggles got build up from the pool (not open water) in very short time. It was blurring vision. Rinsing and even gentle rubbing with hand can't get it off, so I simply gave it a very thorough cleaning with hand and soap, no double the anti fog coating is off, and now it is crystal clear without fogging! Perhaps the anti-fog coating actually attracts the dirt and built-up? It may be better without?

debaru
September 12th, 2010, 12:20 PM
I use AquaSphere Kaimans for open water swims and I put them on when both my face and they are dry -- no spit, anti-fog spray, or other solution -- and I have yet to have them fog up during a practice swim or an event.

In the pool, though, I use a pair of TYR Petite Femmes with the spit & rinse method (actually, I look like I'm trying to get that last bit of chocolate goodness from a pudding cup -- I don't actually spit, I just lick the cr*p out of the inside of each lens with my tongue). :blush: I've been using this method since the '70s, which has always worked for me, regardless of the model of goggles I use.

Daniel Slosberg
September 12th, 2010, 03:02 PM
I want to second Bob's solution, i.e a separate pair of new or almost new goggles for races and an older pair for workouts. I use fairly inexpensive goggles (Tyr Racetech), so I don't mind rotating in a new pair after just two or three races. It's well worth it if I don't have to worry about fogging up.

I also carry a spray bottle full of distilled water with which I rinse my goggles after every race or workout. This seems to keep them functional and un-foggy for much longer than they would be otherwise.

E=H2O
September 12th, 2010, 03:41 PM
TYR Racetech:bliss:

The only goggles that fit. When they stop making them I'll quit swimming. Can be gotten cheap.

bzaks1424
September 13th, 2010, 09:40 AM
TYR Racetech:bliss:

The only goggles that fit. When they stop making them I'll quit swimming. Can be gotten cheap.

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Fueco
September 27th, 2010, 04:41 PM
Spit, rinse (in the water you're swimming in), wear... Works well!