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    Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    Goggles?

    Its a mask, plain and simple. Whatever floats his boat. Lame excuses the pool makes, thats for sure.

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    So was he banned or just told he couldn't wear the mask? I have to think there's more to this story than just kicking the guy out for wearing this mask. The guy is probably a jerk and they were just looking for a convenient excuse to boot him.

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    If it's not shatterproof, that's a good reason to tell him he can't use it, right?

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by haroldbuck View Post
    If it's not shatterproof, that's a good reason to tell him he can't use it, right?
    That would do it for me. I don't know why anyone would wear non-shatterproof goggles anyway.
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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    THOSE are not GOGGLES...plain and simple...its a dive mask PERIOD...

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    If that mask shattered in the pool, he could cut his eye or the fragments could cut someone else. If I was the pool manager, I'd tell him to take them off. I wouldn't want someone to get hurt just because he wanted to wear his old mask.
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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    Years ago a University Professor was banned from using the McMaster University, Hamilton Ont. pool because he would go underwater and ogle the females at the pool.

    He would put his goggles on and stare at all the chicks underwater.
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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    No glass in the pool. I played underwater hockey for a couple of years and you did not get in the water unless your gear passed inspection. It had to be a mask, water polo cap, and a snorkle with a large mouth guard and not just goggles. The leaded puck could do some damage when you caught it in the face.

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by geochuck View Post
    Years ago a University Professor was banned from using the McMaster University, Hamilton Ont. pool because he would go underwater and ogle the females at the pool.

    He would put his goggles on and stare at all the chicks underwater.


    Wait, that's a bad thing??! Kidding... :P

    I'm actually from Hamilton originally, hadn't heard that story from family who graduated from there.

    As for the goggles, I'd have asked him to get a new set if I were owner/employee of the facility. Do you really want to run the risk that they'll shatter on the odd chance, and then you have to drain the pool to locate the glass, and refill, etc... Easily avoided by asking him to change to a newer mask.

    I don't think they should have banned him unless he was being a dink about it.

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    Has anyone ever seen a mask shatter?

    Would it send shards of glass flying into young innocent children's eyeballs? Would it explode into a dangerous fireball of injury, death, and lawsuits?

    If his self image is so strong that he is comfortable wearing that silly thing so be it. Leave him alone.

    Or not, if your boss is a fool.

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by stillwater View Post
    Has anyone ever seen a mask shatter?

    Would it send shards of glass flying into young innocent children's eyeballs? Would it explode into a dangerous fireball of injury, death, and lawsuits?

    If his self image is so strong that he is comfortable wearing that silly thing so be it. Leave him alone.
    You're kidding, right? Do they let you bring glass bottles into the pool area? No, because if you drop them they'll break, and if they break they're a pain in the ass to clean up, and if you miss a little shard of glass then eventually someone is going to step on it in bare feet. And if it broke and got glass in the pool, how do you clean that up? I'm no expert, but it seems to me that there's a chance you might need to drain the pool to clean it up.

    I don't think it's unreasonable to say, "You can't bring stuff in here that could end up being a big pain in the ass to clean up. Spend a few extra dollars and buy a shatterproof mask, you jackass." Although they might need to be more diplomatic.

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    Our outdoor pool started the ban of glass bottles this year, because the insurance required it.If glass had broken near or in the pool they would have been forced to drain the pool -and that is not cheap.

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    There is a ban on using glasses at the pool that I swim at in Mexico. But I can still get a bottle of beer at the swim up bar. They serve their Margaritas and Pina Coladas in huge glasses right on the deck during happy hour.

    My how time flys just a few more weeks and Mexico here I come.
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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    Before I saw the picture, I knew it'd be some old dude in a mask. You can find them at every pool.

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    How do they know the glass is not shatter-proof? Did they have a previous incident with that exact mask? Did they drop them away from the deck and the eyepiece shattered into millions of pieces?

    I would find it odd that this guy bought a diving mask that is made of easily shatterable glass. If you're going diving, you need material that is shatter-proof, right? I would sue the mask manufacturer if I had a diving mask that shattered at a swimming pool.

    There's much more to this story, as was said before. Obviously, the reporter is not a swimmer, or he would have known that it's very rare to own a pair of goggles or a dive mask that is not shatter-proof.

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    When I was in the pool this morning I saw some old dudes that wore regular goggles and saw some young punks wearing masks like those worn in the picture.
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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    When I saw the headline I thought it was stupid,but now I am not sure.First,that is not goggles.Second,you can't have glass around a pool.At last Nats you had to sign saying you wouldn't bring glass on the pool deck.I am not sure where shatterproof glass fits in this,but a facemask with out shatterproof glass seems a very stupid idea.
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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    Masks used to be made with a glass lens years ago, before goggles were used by pool swimmers. I bet that mask is over 40 years old and the manufacturer isn't even around. Broken clear glass would be almost impossible to see on a pool bottom. Swimmers are generally barefoot! I think the pool folks made the correct call.

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    Re: Swimmer's Goggles Get Him Banned From Pool

    The lenses might only be part of the problem.

    I used to be a lifeguard at a pool that did not allow this type of mask. Our employer explained that there was an incident sometime back where a man was using this type of mask and suffered a heart attack. Apparently, the goggles interfered with the rescue attempt. I don't know if the problem was with rescue breathing and CPR etc. I always thought that was strange because couldn't they just remove the goggles easily. But I wasn't there and do not know what exactly occurred. However, the man did not survive and the goggles were then banned.

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