Tag: goggles

What Is A Speedo Streaker?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. A Speedo streaker is an individual - male or female - who walks or runs nonchalantly through public areas dressed solely in swim briefs or jammers (for men) or a swimsuit that does not extend past the groin or shoulders (for women). These public areas are typically not traversed by individuals in swimming

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Foggle, As Good As Advertised

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. The bane of every swimmer is foggy goggles. Squint a bit to let the water seep in and the fog goes away. For a time. Then the goggles fog up a bit. Foggy goggles has been our problem all our aquatic lives. We use two pairs of goggles, alternating the goggles at each workout. Each pair has the

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Open Water Swimming – Keys To Success

One of the most frustrating things when swimming in any open bodies of water is for your goggles to be foggy or unclear due to residue, oils, sunscreen or lanolin. When traveling, those little bottles of shampoo that are in hotel showers provide a convenient solution. Just a few sprinkles of the hotel shampoo - or any mild shampoo - is a great way to

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You Are A Newbie Swimmer If…

You know you are part of an emerging global force of swimmers if you... 1. first learned of open water swimming through Facebook or Twitter 2. bought your first pair of goggles and they were polarized 2. use the term hypoxic instead of lungbusters 3. have 3 different types of hand paddles, pull buoys and kickboards 5. measure time through your iPhone and

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You Are An Old-Time Swimmer If…

You know you are a wily old veteran swimmer if you... 1. can remember swimming an entire workout without goggles 2. came out of workout and remember seeing rings around all the lights 3. can remember a time when only rectangular-shaped hand paddles were used 4. can remember a time when there was only one type of white pull buoys was used 5. can remember

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