Swimming Goggles

Finding the Perfect Swimming Goggles: Your Guide to an Enhanced Swimming Experience

Selecting the ideal swimming goggles is a personal journey, as the perfect pair depends on the unique contours of your face and your specific needs. It's essential to explore various styles and fits to uncover the goggles that feel as though they were made just for you.

Essential Factors to Guide Your Choice

Embarking on the quest for the right swimming goggles can be simplified by considering the following critical aspects:

  • Lens Type: The diversity in lens options caters to different swimming environments. Clear lenses are perfect for indoor pools or darker conditions, providing unimpeded vision without altering light or colour. For those who frequent outdoor swimming spaces, tinted or mirrored lenses offer a shield against the sun's glare, making your swim more comfortable by reducing brightness. Polarized lenses go a step further in bright, sunny conditions by cutting down glare from the water's surface, enhancing visibility and eye comfort.

  • Lens Material: Polycarbonate lenses stand out for their robustness, offering resistance to fogging and scratching while ensuring clear underwater vision. Many goggles are also treated with anti-fog coatings to maintain clear vision throughout your swim, a feature that adds to their practicality.

  • Gasket Material: The gasket's role is to ensure a snug fit against your face, preventing water ingress while avoiding any discomfort. While silicone gaskets are known for their softness, hypoallergenic properties, and comfort, rubber gaskets offer a firmer fit that some swimmers might prefer for their reduced likelihood of skin irritation.

  • Fit and Seal: Achieving a watertight seal without discomfort is the hallmark of a well-fitting pair of goggles. They should sit comfortably around your eyes, with the gasket forming an effective seal around the eye sockets. Adjustable straps play a crucial role here, allowing you to fine-tune the fit to ensure the goggles stay in place without being overly tight.

  • Nose Bridge and Strap Adjustment: The adaptability of the nose bridge can make a significant difference, especially for swimmers with unique face shapes. An adjustable nose bridge helps in finding a more personalized fit. Likewise, easy-to-adjust straps are essential for securing the goggles in place, ensuring they perform well without shifting during your swim.

In-store we stock a range of swimming goggles and you can try on a few different goggles to find a pair that fits your face well and compare between different brands and models.