When Poirier-Leroy wrote about the 8 Benefits of Training with a Swim Snorkel, he failed to mention one of the hazards.
Numerous swimmers are complaining of eye issues resulting from the use of center-mount snorkels.
Problems ranging from blurred vision to Strabismus have been reported. Athletes from several collegiate programs are considering joining a class action lawsuit targeting the makers of snorkels.
Lawyers preparing the case say they've been contacted by college swimmers, mostly men, seeking compensation for their injuries. Dewey, Cheatham, & Howe attorney Anita C. Doe said the group numbers in the hundreds, representing dozens of college swim teams.
Doe claimed "Most of our swimmers are men from programs all over the country. The guys are from Illinois, Miami, Rice, Nebraska...and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Women collegiate swimmers from Syracuse, Clemson, and North Dakota, just to name a few, are also having vision issues due to center mount snorkel use."
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