Choosing the right swimming goggles for swimming
Choosing the right pair of swimming goggles is important in swimming. It is just like choosing the right swimsuit for men or women. It is true that swimming in the pool or in the sea while opening your eyes is not a simple matter, chlorine or salt will sting your eyes. Swimming goggles will protect you from the attacks of chlorine, salt or bacteria present in the water. This choice will depend on several factors such as the level of the swimmer, the size of the goggles, the type of lenses used... It is therefore all the more important to choose goggles that are well adapted to your face morphology so that they remain stable and waterproof throughout your pool session.
There are different types of swimming goggles
It is important to be able to place your swimming level in one of the three main categories of swimmers:
Beginner: people who swim two to three hours a week and who have mastered more or less two swimming styles.
Advanced: swim three to six hours a week and have mastered two strokes.
Expert: people who swim eight to ten hours a week and have mastered all strokes.
Depending on your level, your goggles should meet certain requirements to allow you to enjoy swimming. For beginner swimmers, your need for goggles is to have goggles that provide optimum comfort, with an optimal field of vision. The swimmer can have an even wider field of vision if he decides to equip himself with a swimming mask. You should also consider a pair of goggles that are simple and easy to adjust at the straps, some models even have different nose bridge sizes that allow you to adjust your goggles even better. Advanced swimmers need goggles with a wide field of vision and a good fit. The ability to adjust the nose bridge via a strap or interchangeable nose bridge sizes is a great feature as it will allow you to further adjust your goggles. Finally, experienced swimmers or those who practice competition are looking for goggles that offer optimal hydrodynamics with streamlined goggles that offer a perfect fit to resist diving when the swimmer enters the water or during swimming movements. Once again, the importance of bridges will allow you to adjust your goggles even better. There are even goggles called "Swedish" where the swimmer has to add his nose bridge by adjusting a strap or a cord.
Different types of pool glasses to meet different needs.
If you swim in an indoor or outdoor pool, in a dark, brightly lit or even sunny place, the choice of the type of pool goggles can affect your performance, it is not a simple concern of aesthetics.
Below you will find the different types of glasses:
The clear glasses on the swimming goggles, are used for swimming sessions in a place of weak luminous intensity.
Smoked lenses on swimming goggles are useful for swimming sessions in normal light.
Mirrored lenses on pool goggles are used in bright light or outdoor sunny conditions where you will be protected.
Polarized lenses have the same characteristics as mirrored lenses and are guaranteed to protect you from all stray reflections.
Photochromic lenses are a mix of clear and smoked lenses. Swimming pool glasses with this type of glass have the ability to adapt to the light intensity.
Not only are there different types of lenses, there are also different types of frames for swimming goggles.
Here is a brief overview of the existing types of goggles:
One-piece goggles are a single frame bound by a single, fixed nose bridge. These are often pool goggles that fit 90% of faces.
The glasses with different sizes of nose bridge or an adjustable nose bridge by notch. They have the advantage of adapting more easily to the shape of the face.
Swimming goggles are similar to diving goggles, with lenses that have a wide peripheral vision. There are two types of goggles at TYR, the soft-frame goggles and the soft-frame goggles.
Goggles with foam seals. These are the most comfortable goggles but the least durable over time. They are often used for children or adults who do not have a large budget for swimming equipment.
Goggles with silicone gaskets make up 90% of our goggle line. Silicone gaskets allow for the goggle to be tested with the suction cup effect. Some silicone gaskets may mark the face slightly.
The "Swedish" type goggles appreciated by elite swimmers because they are not very comfortable.
How to properly adjust and choose your goggles for good swimming practice?
To adjust your goggles or your swimming mask, you must start by choosing the right size of goggles. For that, there is a simple technique, if you try them before or after the purchase, it is enough to put the glasses on the eyes, if the swimming goggles hold at least 3s (suction cup effect) it is that it is the good size.
Let's focus on the adjustment of the glasses. It is important to adjust your goggles to have the best possible comfort during your pool sessions. Your frame should not be too tight (no marks around your eyes) but they should not be too loose or water may seep into the frame. For optimal support of your glasses and to avoid any risk of falling out during your sessions in the pools, the elastic should be placed at 45° with the top of your head.
How to maintain your swimming goggles?
After each swimming session, rinse your goggles thoroughly with cold water if possible. Dry your goggles flat and in the open air. If your goggles are still dirty or if stains persist on the frame, do not hesitate to use Marseille soap and a damp cotton swab without rubbing the lenses. For our goggles which are anti-fog treated, we draw your attention to the fact that with time and the way you maintain them the treatment dissipates. To continue to preserve your anti-fog treatment or to fight against fogging, do not hesitate to apply our anti-fog spray.