The Various Types of Competitive Swim Goggles

The Various Types of Competitive Swim Goggles

Swimming competitively requires many accessories to make your swim as competitive as possible. One of the most crucial accessories is competitive swim goggles. Your eyes play a large role in your speed, endurance and times. They are also the most fragile part of your body when you are in the water. The correct swim goggles will not only protect your eyes from damage, but also help you compete harder.

The Importance of Swim Goggles

Goggles made specifically for swimming are watertight. This means no water will be able to get into your eyes while you are swimming. This is important for competitive swimmers because chlorine can cause irritations in the eye that disturb the vision. When your vision is not 100 percent, you might not compete as well as you would with perfect vision. There are a variety of shapes and sizes available to ensure there is a perfect pair of goggles for every swimmer.

Competitive Goggles
Competitive googles are important to your performance in the pool.

Aquasphere Kaiman Goggles

The Aquasphere Kaiman Goggles offer unique features, such as 180-degree vision and curved lenses. This allows for greater viewing while competing in a swimming meet or even a triathlon.

Swedish Goggles

The Swedish Goggles offer the best fit for most swimmers. With its no-gasket design, double headstrap and a string nosepiece, these goggles offer the slimmest design on the market without sacrificing effectiveness.

Speedo Vanquisher Optical Goggles

Just because you wear glasses or contacts does not mean you cannot swim competitively. The Speedo Vanquisher Optical Goggles are made for swimmers who wear corrective eyewear outside of the water. Available in a wide number of diopters, you choose your goggles just like you would choose reading glasses. These goggles allow even those who feel lost without their glasses to be able to see clearly underwater and to be tough competition in their meets.

Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 Goggles

Speedo also makes the same set of Vanquisher goggles for those who do not need corrective vision. With a soft silicone gasket and split headstrap, swimmers are able to experience a much more comfortable fit. The 2.0 goggles also feature 25 percent greater peripheral vision, allowing swimmers better visibility during their competitions. The finishing touch on these competitive swim goggles is the three different nose pieces that accompany the goggles for a custom fit for any swimmer.

Optical Goggles

Optical Goggles

Everyone knows that swimming with blurred vision is no fun and can be hazardous.  Bouncing from lane rope to lane rope isn’t the way any of us want to spend our time in the water.  If you wear glasses or contacts now is the time to give optical goggles a try.  Both Speedo and TYR offer great optical goggle options that also feature UV protection and Anti-Fog coating.

TYR Corrective Optical Goggle
TYR Corrective Optical Goggle

The Speedo Vanquisher Optical goggles and Speedo Jr. Vanquisher Optical goggles come in corrective diopters from -1.5 to -8.0.  These are available in both smoke and clear colors for both indoor and outdoor use.  Speedo Vanquisher Optical goggles are a great choice if you like a close fitting goggle that fits right in your eye socket.

TYR Corrective Optical goggles feature optical grade corrective diopters from -2.0 to -8.0.  TYR’s option is better if you prefer a more wide angle goggle that fits more around the eye rather than right in the eye socket.  TYR Optical goggles are also available in both smoke and clear colors.