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i found my goggles on google.... [Jul. 19th, 2010|10:56 am]
Verminius Rex
Since we are swimming every friday with Kiyan and one of the clinicians, I thought to look up prescription swim goggles online (so I could see well enough without glasses to get in and out of the pool, in addition to swimming). I was expecting them to run high since I'd seen them for hundreds at the eyeglass store before.

But a quick search on Google lead me to swimoutlet.com, where there are pairs for low as $8. They only come in whole and half powers, so my -3.25 is rounded down to a -3.0, but that's fine. I got two pairs for Marz so she could turn a -3.0 and a -3.5 into two pairs of mixed lenses (both lenses of a pair are the same script but are easy to take apart due to interchangeable nose pieces), and myself two pairs since it's the same price for shipping, and if she's getting two pairs I want two pairs also (both eyes are averaged to -3.0 for me).

Last week I managed my first successful backfloat. I'll work on blowing bubbles out of my nose this week, and when I get the goggles (doubt they'll make it by Friday) I'll work on actual swimming. Lack of confidence and knowhow had hampered my learning how to swim beyond my ability to flail to the side of the pool assuming the water isn't shallow enough to just walk. Since I'm there every week with a former lifeguard/swim teacher, I'm learning a little at a time. Might as well, I'm there anyway and it's great exercise.