Swimmer wearing Vorgee swim goggles

What you need to know when choosing swimming goggles

Whether you're swimming laps at an indoor pool or practicing in the pool outdoors or in the open water, swim goggles are essential for seeing underwater and protecting your eyes from irritants like chlorine and saltwater. But we've all felt what it's like to swim using pairs that don't work as well as they should. How do you select the best swimming goggles? A few questions first, what type of swimmer are you?  

Do you like to swim for fun? 

Are you swimming for exercise?

Are you a competitive swimmer?

Choosing a product based on use can be important. However, it would be best if you decided based on fit. 

First, let's dispel the swim goggle suction test...it is an irrelevant test. The tension found in the material of a one-piece goggle or an adjustable noise piece creates rigidity in the goggle's horizontal flexibility that will work to retain its shape. You need to put the straps on and feel the gaskets fit when you are wearing it.

Swimming for fun?

You are likely best to choose a goggle that has as few moving parts as possible. Look for a product that has a universal shape and a quick fit strap system. The material is important as well; a good goggle will feel sturdy and supple, and will be made of high-quality synthetic rubber, avoid googles made from resin or plastic. Anti-fog is always a good.  Price is a factor as well; when swimming for fun, get your self a good functional goggle that keeps the water from getting to your eye.

Here are some great choices for swimming fun!

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