Swim Goggles and Cap

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Swim Goggles and Cap

Postby TriSooner88 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:36 pm

Do you all have any suggestions when it comes to good swim goggles (anti-fog) and a cap? I tried doing a forum search to see if this had been brought up before, but it seems as though the word "goggles" has only been used in one thread.
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Re: Swim Goggles and Cap

Postby buzz » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:16 pm

1. No 2 heads/face are the same.... you just need to find goggles that fit and are comfortable.
2. Anti-fog..... just use spit. Those anti-fog sprays do more damage than good.
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Re: Swim Goggles and Cap

Postby kkillgore » Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:19 pm

I would not buy a cap and just start collecting caps from races. We always have plenty of caps to give out. I buy speedo goggles and I have had good luck with them, but it is just a matter of playing with the fit and getting them to work for you.

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Re: Swim Goggles and Cap

Postby TriSooner88 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:20 pm

Thank you for the advice about the anti-fog. Are there any brands I should look for or any places in OKC or Edmond to shop? Will Rt 66 have a cap? If not, I will need to buy one to have for that race.
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Re: Swim Goggles and Cap

Postby buzz » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:33 pm

If you're showing Sunday....see me. I'm sure I have a cap that will fit you. And Yes, I will have special printed caps for Rt 66 tri and splash n dash.
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Re: Swim Goggles and Cap

Postby TriSooner88 » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:37 pm

I am going to try to come out Sunday, but my wife has a friend who is staying with us Saturday night and I don't know if she will let me out for the morning with company over :(
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Re: Swim Goggles and Cap

Postby kkillgore » Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:37 pm

I get my goggles from Academy and I have never had to spit in mine. I have had more problems with people hitting my goggles off then fog.
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Re: Swim Goggles and Cap

Postby drob » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:03 am

I've only been swimming a year or so. I like the heavier silicone cap. It seems to be a lot easier to put on and is much more durable. The pro shop at Lighthouse has a basket of discounted ones with odd logos. As far as goggles, I like the last pair I bought and they too were silicone. A little more expensive, but much more comfortable than the cheaper ones. The nose piece was formed, not just a plastic strap. If vision is a concern, I recently noticed they sell optically adjusted goggles. Both eyes are the same but they come in powers from 1.50 to 3.0 or so. I might try them next. Would be cool to actually see the blob I am supposed to be swimming towards. Just my two cents.
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Re: Swim Goggles and Cap

Postby TriSooner88 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:14 pm

drob wrote:I've only been swimming a year or so. I like the heavier silicone cap. It seems to be a lot easier to put on and is much more durable. The pro shop at Lighthouse has a basket of discounted ones with odd logos. As far as goggles, I like the last pair I bought and they too were silicone. A little more expensive, but much more comfortable than the cheaper ones. The nose piece was formed, not just a plastic strap. If vision is a concern, I recently noticed they sell optically adjusted goggles. Both eyes are the same but they come in powers from 1.50 to 3.0 or so. I might try them next. Would be cool to actually see the blob I am supposed to be swimming towards. Just my two cents.


I appreciate that information! My vision uncorrected is about 20/650, but when I wear my contacts I get to 20/25. I think I will stick with contacts and some regular goggles :D
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