MORE SWIM GOGGLES CHOICES
Swim goggles are the most important piece of swim gear after your swimsuit. That is why it is necessary to spend time choosing the correct one. But how do you choose it?
First you need to decide what the goggle will be used for. Are you going to use it for racing in a pool, racing in an open water event, or just for practice or lap swimming?
For racing in a swimming pool: Racing goggles should be low profile to reduce drag as much as possible. The lens color can vary from clear lenses to mirrored lenses. This depends on whether you swim in an indoor pool or an outdoor pool. It is recommended to use clear lenses when you swim inside. Mirrored Lenses are most appropriate for outdoor swimming.
Most popular goggles for racing » Swedish Goggles
For open water events, swim goggles with larger frames seem to have preference. Indeed, during open water swimming it is important to have the widest vision possible. This is due to the fact that in those events, swimmers swim in a pack, and it is preferable to see your competitors. As those events are usually in lakes or oceans, mirrored lenses would be a good choice.
Most popular goggles for open water swimming » Aqua Sphere Goggles
For practice or lap swimming: Simply, choose the pair that is the most comfortable. Large or small frames don't make a difference. Color on the other hand is important. Clear lenses are better for indoor swimming; smoke or mirrored lenses are recommended for outdoor swimming.
Here are some of the most common questions about swim goggles?
1) Do goggles leak?
Speaking without irony or sarcasm, goggles don't leak. Manufacturers don't make leaking goggles.
There are 2 major reasons why people think that their swim goggles are leaking - 1) the swimmer chose the incorrect fit for him/her. The goggles may be too big or too small. Choosing your goggles is like choosing running shoes. You will have to try several kinds in order to find the one that will fit you best. 2) the swimmer wears the goggles incorrectly. Most swimmers wear the goggle straps too low, near their ears. This isn't the proper way to wear it. The best position is to keep the goggles straps as high as possible on the head.
2) Why do my goggles fog?
Most swim goggles have anti-fog coating. However, the coating will fade with time and the goggles will start fogging. At this time you will have 2 choices: you can use anti-fog solution, or a new pair will need to be purchased.
3) How do I care for my swim goggles?
After your practice or race, you should dry the goggles with a towel and then store the swimming goggles in a goggle case. This will reduce the risk of scratches on the goggles. If you don't have a goggle case, then store the goggles in a place away from other swim gear. A dedicated pocket in your swim bag will do the trick.
4) How long does a pair of swim goggles last?
If you really care for your it, a pair should last a few months of daily use provided you store the goggles in a safe place after each practice.
If not, a pair may be useless after few weeks due to scratching
Be sure to check out our selection of clearance swim goggles to save a few bucks!
What Customers Are Saying...
Reviewing: Barracuda Sworkel Swim Mask
Sworkel Swim Mask
MARK B., IRONDALE, AL
| Jul 30 2017
Thank you!, to the people who designed this, and to the hands that made it. God Bless to all! I was depressed in thinking that I may have to give up my lap swimming that i enjoy for my regular exercises, all because i have been getting frequent sinus infections from swimming, (water going in my nose area while doing laps) when i discovered this full face mask that would cover my nose. I have tried nose plugs in the past, which helps to some extent, but still did not work completely. Just tried the Sworkel today. WOW! this mask works so well in preventing water going up in the nose and sinus area, that i believe this just may be the answer to my sinus issues. I am having to adjust a little in my technique as oppose to the smaller swim googles as I flip my head from side to side while doing laps, but with anything new I am sure it will feel normal after a while, besides if this leads to no more sinus infections, it will have paid for itself with one Doctor visit for me. The mask is also very comfortable on the face, and the View through the googles is awesome and wide. There is No comparison with a regular pair of swimming googles on the clarity of view, for me it looks like I have my prescription glasses on. All in All I am happy with the purchase. Thanks Barracuda
Reviewing: Speedo Speed Socket Mirrored
Item sent was not same as displayed on picture
KANE C., ALHAMBRA, CA
| Jul 27 2017
What you see is what you get usually, but not with this item...The version they sent was the newer 2.0 version of the speed socket. I am looking for the first version of this goggle and thought I found it, but the advertised picture is deceptive. The first version is better in my opinion and I thought they would be what is described and pictured on this website. Instead, they are selling the newer version of this goggle. Not happy with this purchase, not to mention that they would have to charge a return shipping fee. It's not even worth it sending back for a refund anymore.
Reviewing: Barracuda Standard Goggles
quality of goggles
KAREN M., SYLVANIA, OH
| Jul 25 2017
The standard Barracuda goggles I purchased leak.