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    foggy goggles thread

    OK,

    We all know that new goggles have this mystery coating that lasts a long time.

    Once mine start fogging, the only fix I have found is to spray them with baby shampoo/water mix before swimming. This works OK except for getting it in my eyes occasionally.

    What are the better alternatives???

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    I just wipe with my fingers. I read in some places that when using goggles with anti-fog coating, you should wet the goggles before putting it on. I'm not sure if this makes difference. I've also heard that egg whites helps, would someone please try it out?

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    I have some wipes I got at a clinic that I think are called Foggle (?). When I open one I put it back in the pouch and roll it closed and I get a lot of uses out of them. Next time I am in my swim bag I'll double check the name.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Do this -- [ame="http://forums.usms.org/showpost.php?p=185508&postcount=18"]U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums - View Single Post - To prevent your goggles from fogging up do you....[/ame]. Ever since I saw this post, I've been soaking my workout goggles and it's worked like a charm.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Jessica, is this what you have?

    http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/13740.htm

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Spit in 'em when they are dry. Wipe it around with your finger and rinse 'em out.

    I go an entire workout with this method and no fog ups.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    X2.

    Almost never get fog, and no stinging from soap. It is a technique that predates the anti fog coating.

    I don't use my finger, just lick the inside of the goggles and dunk 'em in the pool for a rinse. has worked great for 40 years.
    The opinions expressed in the above post are mine, not those of U.S. Masters Swimming. But maybe they should be.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    I just don't have good luck with the spit thing.

    Do this --
    U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums - View Single Post - To prevent your goggles from fogging up do you....
    U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums - View Single Post - To prevent your goggles from fogging up do you.... . Ever since I saw this post, I've been soaking my workout goggles and it's worked like a charm.
    Pat, sounds like a chore, do you have a tupperware container in your locker?

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pwb View Post
    Do this -- U.S. Masters Swimming Discussion Forums - View Single Post - To prevent your goggles from fogging up do you..... Ever since I saw this post, I've been soaking my workout goggles and it's worked like a charm.
    Yes, more details, please! I have had no luck with any kind of anti-for product or routine. If I could afford it, I'd buy new goggles every time the "new" wore off my goggles' ability to stay fog-free.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    I buy swedes, treat them like crap, lose them, then buy some new ones.

    For me, new goggles are like getting reading glasses for the first time. I am amazed how clear everything is.

    Red ones are cool because you can't see the second hand on the pace clock.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    Spit in 'em when they are dry. Wipe it around with your finger and rinse 'em out.
    My wife and I took a SCUBA class probably ten years ago or so. She was absolutely mortified that they might make her spit in her mask.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Quote Originally Posted by swimshark View Post
    Jessica, is this what you have?

    http://www.swimoutlet.com/product_p/13740.htm
    Yes!

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Quote Originally Posted by rtodd View Post
    ...Pat, sounds like a chore, do you have a tupperware container in your locker?
    Quote Originally Posted by gigi View Post
    Yes, more details, please! I have had no luck with any kind of anti-for product or routine. If I could afford it, I'd buy new goggles every time the "new" wore off my goggles' ability to stay fog-free.
    It's really simple:

    • Take any old tupperware or plastic tub. Personally, I use a cleaned-out 3LB Philadelphia Cream Cheese container that fits 3 pairs of goggles.
    • Squirt a little Johnson's Baby Shampoo in; maybe a tablespoon, but I don't measure it.
    • Fill with water and slosh around.
    • Insert goggles.
    • Before I leave for workout, I take a pair out and rinse them off under the faucet.
    • I change the solution every ~2 weeks and wash the container once a month.

    It seems to work like a charm.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Thanks Pat, I'll try it.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Longer rest periods.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Speedo Anit-fog Spray works great and the little bottle will last you a long time. I just spray mine per the directions after ever practice and let it sit while in the shower. Works great.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    My wife and I took a SCUBA class probably ten years ago or so. She was absolutely mortified that they might make her spit in her mask.
    ...... and? How did this disgusting venture turn out?

    The 2 other options of course is to get someone else to spit in your mask, or to lick the whole glass instead of spitting in it

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Lump View Post
    Speedo Anit-fog Spray works great and the little bottle will last you a long time. I just spray mine per the directions after ever practice and let it sit while in the shower. Works great.
    Sadly the Speedo spray is no longer available in Europe. My supplier advised that some French bloke sprayed it in his eyes, not his goggles - immediate product withdrawal!

    Good news is that Aquasphere produce a spray that does exactly the same job. keeps all of my goggles fog free during longer races (1500m) and throughout 2 hour training sessions.

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pwb View Post
    It's really simple:

    • Take any old tupperware or plastic tub. Personally, I use a cleaned-out 3LB Philadelphia Cream Cheese container that fits 3 pairs of goggles.
    • Squirt a little Johnson's Baby Shampoo in; maybe a tablespoon, but I don't measure it.
    • Fill with water and slosh around.
    • Insert goggles.
    • Before I leave for workout, I take a pair out and rinse them off under the faucet.
    • I change the solution every ~2 weeks and wash the container once a month.
    It seems to work like a charm.
    A week ago, after an impared-vision master's workout (using Vanquishers a month old), I decided to try this -- it works great!!. I just keep my goggles in the baby shampoo mix and haven't had problems in several swims since then. Thanks for the tip

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    Re: foggy goggles thread

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    My wife and I took a SCUBA class probably ten years ago or so. She was absolutely mortified that they might make her spit in her mask.
    Does she never swim in a public pool?

    Wait until (if) she figures out that everyone around her has immersed their entire bodies and [gasp!] may even be breathing under water such that their mouths and noses are exposed to the water. Pools are full of saliva, nose goo, and other bodily fluid emissions.

    The only thing that slightly freaks me out nowadays is the occasional hair ball floating in the water. I don't know how many times I have emerged from the pool and discovered a long hair tagging along for the ride that could not possibly be mine.

    Back to your regularly scheduled programming.

    X3 on the applying saliva method to goggles. Personally, I lick them thoroughly, then lightly rinse them before putting them on. Works like a charm every time.

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