huh... did I say something about helmets anywhere? Shoes can always be removed easily, especially if they are slip-on type.Originally posted by Captain Ted:
<STRONG>For what it is worth, if you are "pushing the limits" you will find it easier to swim without even light shoes. Practice swimming with your helmet on also. It is an eye opener to do even a length of a pool with it on. I think that to have the first time you are trying to breath with water sloshing around your helmet be an emergency is really compunding the problems.