When you are looking for a fun activity that will also help you get fit and keep you cool when it is hot, there is nothing better than swimming. But when you want to focus on the swim and be able to see while you do it, putting on a pair of good swimming goggles is the answer.
The best swimming goggles should protect your eyes from particles in the water, sand, and such as well as allow you to see you are swimming in the right direction! Whether you do it for fun, exercise, or train for events, your swimming goggles are important for your enjoyment and performance. Here are some things to consider.
Shape and size
For some lucky people choosing a pair of adult swimming goggles is easy and quick. But there can be concerns, especially if you are unsure of what you are looking for. As well as different looks and styles, you can get different shapes and sizes, so what fits your brother or friend might not fit you. You want it to feel snug, a loose pair of goggles is not going to do their job properly.
Also, look at the socket size, so you know the size of the lenses. While the smaller options are lighter, they do put more pressure on your orbital bone when you wear them.
While the larger socket-sized options do not have the pressure issue, they are bulkier, and there needs to be foam or rubber to hold them in place. You also need to think about the width of the lenses as the wider you choose, the better the view you can get, but a more limited and thinner lens might be more suitable for training so that swimmers just focus on their swim path.
Do they look good?
Of course, you want your choice to look good on you as well as the fitting and be the right shape and size. Swimming goggles come in all looks, from something like lab goggles to something very sleek like you see professional athletes wearing. But of course, if you do start wanting designer-type goggles, then you can expect the price for them to go up significantly. If you swim a lot, you might want to get more than one pair.
Do they fit well?
The best swimming goggles need to fit so that they are not too tight but they are snug and definitely not loose. Try them on so you can determine whether you think you can swim with them. Consider how long you need to wear them. Choose whether you want to have something with single or double-strap goggles. Keep in mind that diving can dislodge some goggles so you might want a different pair for situations where you will be diving and jumping in more.
With adult swimming goggles, you want them to be comfortable and snug but not so tight it hurts. You should choose the best pair you can manage on your budget if this is for more than casual swimming.