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You know what it's like – you jump into the water for an invigourating swim, and next thing you can't see where you are going because your googles have fogged up.

No matter how many times you splash at the lenses, they fog up again - how do you stop them doing this?

Human spit does have the potential to keep your swimming goggles fog-free, but some people would prefer a slightly less shall we say - biological - method.

Swimming goggles fog up because of condensation forming on the inside of the lenses, either due to perspiration or water vapor from your skin.

Raid your bathroom

When you jump in the shower after a swim, take your goggles and very, very gently rub some hair conditioner on the inside of the lens.  This leaves a tiny film on the lens that stops fog from forming.

Or put a small amount of mild dish soap on a soft cloth and apply it to the inside of the goggels.  Let it dry and buff just enough of it off to provide clear vision.

Baby shampoo, toothpaste and saving cream can be used the same way

Commercial de-foggers

There are commercial de-foggers on the market - make sure you buy one specifically for swimming googles, not scuber masks or other types of googles/masks.

Simple rules

The cheapest trick of all is also the simplest: to stop your goggles from fogging up, simply splash your bare face a few times with water before putting them on. This cools the surface of your skin down so the reaction between hot and cold air is less.

For many experts in the swim game, one rule is to never touch the lenses with your fingers. This means no rubbing or scrubbing. This retains the anti-fog film that comes with new goggles from the factory.