October 2021 – All about goggles.

21st October 2021 - 2 minutes read
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We clear, tighten, loosen, replace, reposition, refit and repeat several times during a lesson, dozens of times during the day and hundreds of times during the week!!!

Goggles are an essential piece of kit for safe and enjoyable swimming and we are often asked by parents for advice on what type, style and brand of goggles to buy.

So, we thought we’d share our top tips on goggles –

– One pair most definitely does not fit all! Go to a local sports shop so that you can size up your child’s face as the age range given for goggles is not always helpful. I, for one still wear junior goggles as my head is the size of a pea! Ask to try on if possible.
– Choose a pair which has soft, flexible seals to fit comfortably and snugly around the eye socket.
– A split strap allows goggles to better grip the head or fit around a ponytail. It will also reduce pressure around the eyes.
– If your child has short hair or particularly silky hair consider the use of a comfy fabric hat. This will allow goggles to stay in place and not constantly slip down the head.
– If your child is not keen on wearing goggles, hang them in the bathroom and encourage wearing them at bath-time. Play a game of hide and seek under bubble bath, hunt for pirate treasure using coins and sinkable toys, practise bubble blowing and/or use to help wash children’s hair.
– Avoid slide adjustments as these rarely secure a water tight fit.

Favourite goggles of the team include –

– Zoggs Unisex-Youth Sea Demon Junior Hologram Lens
– Speedo Junior Unisex Futura Biofuse Flexiseal Swimming Goggle
– Aquasphere Moby Kids Goggle Comfortable Anti-fog Lens Uv Protection Pool Goggles

We hope this helps you find the perfect goggles for your swimmer!

Jen x

Angelfish Swimmers, developing water confidence and beautiful swimming technique in a supportive and fun environment.

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