Nothing beats swimming in the ocean, a beautiful lake or indoor in a swimming pool. It is recommended to wear swim goggles when you go for a swim, since swimming with goggles has clear benefits: the visibility in the water is better when wearing goggles, it protects your eyes from UV rays and it also prevents water coming into your eyes.
But how do you buy the best swim goggles? What is important when picking good goggles?
Swim goggles are available in various styles, colors, models and price categories, so it is important to know what you would like to use the swim goggles for.
Open Water Swim Goggles
Are you going to swim in a pool or in open water? Swimmers that need goggles for open water will need different equipment than people swimming in a pool. In open water, the visibility is not up to the same level as swimming in an indoor pool. Therefore, various manufacturers of open water goggles designed swim goggles with clear lenses, increased peripheral vision and comfortable straps.
Race Swim Goggles
It is important to have swim goggles with clear lenses and an aerodynamic strap that is placed flat against your head and does not have any excess material hanging and a good comfortable fit if you are using the goggles in swimming competitions.
If possible, try the goggles, put them onto your face and make sure they feel comfortable. Your eyelashes should not touch the swim goggles.
Prescription Swim Goggles
Not having a perfect eyesight? Purchasing prescription swim goggles could be a good option. This works better than wearing contacts and you will most definitely see better. However, prescription swim goggles are a little bit more expensive than standard goggles.
Swim Goggles Care
After buying the best pair of swim goggles, make sure you take good care of your goggles, since this will prolong the life of your equipment.
Rinse the goggles with clear water after using your swim goggles, making sure to remove seawater or water from the swimming pool. After rinsing, let them dry in a cool spot and make sure no water is left behind, since this gives bacteria a chance to grow.
After your swim goggles are completely dry, places them in a case, to protect it from being scratched.