How to fit swimming goggles
It is important to always try goggles on before buying if possible. This will save you time, hassle and disappointment. Who wants to find that their new goggles fill up with water as soon as you dive under water?! Here are 3 important steps to fitting goggles.
To test the seal of a swim goggle, put the goggle over your eyes without putting the strap behind your head. Press the goggle gently onto your eyes and if there is suction for a few seconds, this tells you that it fits and gives a good seal. It will pop off after a few seconds because you have not used the strap.
The strap is used to keep the goggle in place NOT to provide the seal. The strap should not be tightened so much that it makes the goggle uncomfortable and creates marks around your eyes, because it is too tight. When wearing a goggle with a split strap, put the lower strap at eye level at the back of your head and position the other strap a little higher. This gives a secure fit and will help to prevent the goggle leaking or falling off if you dive into the water.
Some swim goggles have adjustable nose bridges, while others are fixed, but more flexible to mould to your face. You may have a goggle with a nose bridge that can be tightened or loosened, or different size nose bridges may be included for you to custom fit them. Selecting the correct nose bridge is essential for getting the most comfortable fit possible. Remember, the goggles should have a water tight seal all the way around the eye and the nose bridge should not touch your nose, if it does, this is likely to cause irritation during your swimming session.
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