Now is the time to check if your prescription goggles have survived the winter at the bottom of your swim bag, or if you can still see clearly through the lenses. With summer on its way, you may want to think about changing from clear to tinted or even mirrored lenses.
Swimming goggles fog up because of condensation forming on the inside of the lenses. This is either perspiration or water vapour from your skin. Therefore, it is likely to be worse if you are exerting yourself.
Most swimming goggles will be sold as ‘anti-fog’ treated which means they have a silicone film applied to the inside of the goggles. This helps prevent water ‘sticking’ to the goggles, instead it runs off the lenses, thus preventing fogging.
Running from 20th – 28th June 2015, Drowning Prevention Week is the national campaign run by the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) to promote water safety messages and help reduce incidents of drowning.
According to RLSS UK, every year 400 preventable deaths by drowning are reported and for EACH of those there is an estimated 300 near misses.
Before you head for the water to practice your swimming skills, it’s important to make sure that you have all of the correct gear.
If you own the right equipment and it’s the right size and fits comfortably, this will allow you to focus solely on your technique – a must for any keen swimmer looking to improve their performance.
Remember, your choice of kit can really influence your enjoyment of this sport. So if you’re looking for some new goggles, here are a few tips to help you find the best pair.
I have just discovered this great buoyancy aid for children, distributed from just across our county border in Northamptonshire. We love to support local businesses and SwimFin UK is no exception, especially as Northampton is the town we grew up in.
The team behind SwimFin, the world’s only vertical buoyancy aid, are excitedly gearing up for the Summer months! SwimFin is the truly innovative swimming accessory that has taken pools in 80 countries across the globe by storm. SwimFin is the ultimate swim aid developed by Kevin Moseley, a highly qualified and experienced UK swim coach of 25 + years. It is also the only swimming aid to have been endorsed by the ASA, Amateur Swimming Association.
If you are finding it hard to maintain your New Year exercise regime, then here at prescription swimming goggles we have a couple of suggestions to help you.
Keeping fit at this time of year can be difficult. Cold nights and bad weather make running and cycling hard to stick to. I find fitness DVD’s useful when I can’t get out easily.