Harrybeardie wrote:Hi don hope your goggles arnt ruined and that your next swim is uplifting...
Sadly my old precription goggles have definitely "had their day "(5 years of use, so I can't really complain). Had an eye test yesterday and so now have got a new prescription, also, Woody found out the firm/website that made my old ones (after I had goofed by getting off-track!). My optician's declined to order the new goggles for me this time, saying they didn't think they could get them through their ordering system now, so will have to approach the firm myself. Am making do with some ghastly Speedo ones, which don't leak but are basically 2 eye cups with a silly thin bit of adjustable plastic for the nose bridge, they fog-up like crazy (despite my usual remedy of rubbing a bit of saliva inside them) . Have ordered some plain anti-fog AquaSphere "one-piece" ones from SwimShop (similar style to my old goggles), that I will probably be more comfortable using, even though I will still be rather disorientated till I get the next prescription ones. I have read that if one has much astigmatism, then buying "off-the-shelf" simple weaker prescription ones, are likely to be a bit "blurry" and give headaches.
At present other swimmers do not appear in my field of view (can't even see the end wall when I start off from each end!), until they "materialize" as just shadowy shapeless forms when they are about 1 or 2 yards away - so that makes lane swimming a bit awkward. Can't even see my just entered arm/hand descending to the catch properly at present - so am basically swimming on "muscle memory" of what I used to do! Any hope of trying out different things re this breathing business, has been put "on hold" till I get the goggle business sorted out.
Yes I also initially thought Brenton was a spammer ('cos initially he appended to a lot of current topics), until I looked at the website he advertised - then realized he knows what he's talking about from experience!
Best wishes! Bye / Don