professional swimming goggles

Professional swimming goggles should feel comfortable once you've got them on


Whether you swim professionally or recreationally, you know that buying goggles is a necessity for maintaining clear vision and excellent eye health in the water. Over time, chlorine and other pool chemicals can actually begin to break down the tissue of the eye, so it's imperative that you wear goggles each time you plan on opening your eyes in the water. To ensure you get the most for your money, here are a few things to consider when buying professional swimming goggles. First, check the fit. The ideal goggles should stay on your eyes for more than a split second when "pressed" on (put on your face without using the straps). If not, they are not the right fit for you. Secondly, professional swimming goggles should feel comfortable once you've got them on. This means that the centerpiece over the nose should sit well, without cutting into your skin. Finally, the goggles should be well constructed--this means they are securely glued and easy to adjust.

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Engineered for speed and hydrodynamic performance


Most professional swimming goggles are engineered for speed and hydrodynamic performance. This means that they are typically made for a socket fit--to sit in your eye socket on the bone, not on the soft skin and tissue surrounding the eye. This is called a "suborbital" fit. Goggles can be uncomfortable if they aren't fitted properly, so make sure that your goggles always feel "natural" when on--they shouldn't pinch or press too hard on the eye area.

If you ever have any questions about swimming goggles or related accessories, all you have to do is give us a call at Swim2000, Inc. We are your professional source for all types of swim gear. Our professional sales representatives are standing by to help you Monday through Saturday, from 7 am to 6 pm at 1-800-214-6823. Or, if you prefer, you can email your questions to us at info@swim2000.com. We look forward to helping you!