Most swimmers will utilize goggles at some point during their life- first as children playing in a pool or outdoors and later more seriously in competitions, races, or on a team. Goggles have been around for centuries, with many experts speculating that Eskimos carved snow goggles from wood and shells and secured on the head using caribou sinew to shield their eyes from blinding snow. Fast forward to modern day and the swimming goggles on the market are much more technologically advanced than our predecessors could have imagined!
Major worldwide brands like Speedo, Tyr, Nike and more make goggles that not only keep water out, but have a variety of special features like UV protection, anti-fog, padded and mirrored lenses- the list goes on. We even carry children's goggles and Swedish goggles.
Picking Out the Right Goggles
To determine which goggles are best for you, you should visit a swim shop (like Swim2000!) to try on a pair. Different goggles have different lens shapes and youâ€™ll want to try them out to see which ones are the most comfortable for you. Your goggles should not place pressure against your eyeballs, which could be distracting during practice or a race. The straps of the goggles should rest above your ears and be snug against your head. Make sure that there is no hair or anything else that could be trapped beneath your goggles and let water in. Goggles should be comfortable and increase your vision under the water. We also carry prescription goggles for those of you that wear glasses or contacts! Enjoy the benefits that you get from your dryland optical wear underwater, too.
If youâ€™re in need of a new pair or not sure what kind will fit your face best, stop by our swim shop in Las Vegas to try on a few and get expert help from our sales representatives. Located at 4137 Maryland Parkway, near UNLV, we are here to help you find a pair that will make you swim confidently and seamlessly. Contact us at 1 (800) 214-6823 between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. We are open 6 days a week for your convenience and you can place your order on the phone or online, too. With so many options, itâ€™s no wonder you choose Swim2000 for all your swimming needs!