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Finding the proper swim goggles for you is almost as important as finding a swimsuit that fits. Second only to being clad in swim wear, comfortable and functional goggles are the key to a successful swim practice and race. No one wants to continuously stop swimming to clear or readjust his or her goggles. No one wants to finish a practice with sores below or in between their eyes because their goggles did not fit properly.
You need to know what you want your goggles for—training or racing. If it is training, you should try on goggles for comfort. One of the best pair of goggles out there is the Speedo Sprint. If these are too small or the eyes are not in the correct spot for you, try a more rigid pair of goggles that has a non-adjustable nosepiece. These goggles have a plastic piece that is further away from the bridge of your nose, so it will not rub or cause a sore.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|