Swimming Goggles are an important part of any swimmer’s kit! Whether you’re learning to swim, training for a competition, or a world-class triathlete, you need the right goggles for you. Our guide is here to help you determine which features and benefits are relevant to your individual requirements.
Goggle Lens and Frame Features
Anti-Fog Lens: Untreated goggles tend to easily mist up when used in the water. With a factory-applied Anti-Fog treatment on the inside surface of the lenses, this can be avoided without the need to use an anti-fog spray yourself. This means less hassle and less chance of your goggles fogging up while you in the water. Apart from basic models, many goggles now come with Anti-Fog protection as standard.
UV Protection: UV (Ultraviolet) rays are an invisible form of radiation from the sun and can be extremely damaging to the eyes. This damage can build up over time and you generally don’t feel UV rays and the harm they are causing. Even in cloudy, overcast conditions, UV rays can still be extremely harmful. As with Anti-Fog protection, most goggles now come with some level of UV protection, with many offering a complete UV shield for UVA and UVB light. If you are swimming outdoors then make sure you check what features the goggles you wish to purchase have the level of UV protection you desire
Curved Lens: Special Curved lenses which aim to provide a distortion-free 180-degree range of vision. This is ideal for competitive swimming in either a pool or open water and also simply when swimming in a busy pool
Quick/Easy-Adjust Strap: This feature allows the user to quickly and easily adjust the goggles to fit to his or her head size and shape, improving comfort and convenience. This is a great feature for those in competition situations but everyone can benefit – even simply getting a child ready for the water with less fuss meaning more time in the pool
Adjustable Nose Bridge: The right goggles should be determined according to your face shape. As not all goggles come in different frame sizes, adjustable nose bridges help to ensure the goggle fits your face perfectly. Many goggle ranges come with 2 to 4 different nose bridges and the bridges are easy to change