Swim Goggle Tricks

Swim Goggle Tricks

Keeping swim goggles from slipping or fogging up is essential for a comfortable, clear, & successful swimming experience. Here are some tips to help you with both issues:

Preventing Goggles from Slipping:

  • Proper Adjustment:
    • Make sure your goggles are properly adjusted to fit snugly around your eyes without being too tight.
    • Adjust the straps so that they are secure but not overly tight. The straps should be flat against your head without twists.
  • Double Straps:
    • Consider using goggles with a double strap design. This can provide extra stability and help distribute pressure more evenly.
  • Silicone or Latex Straps:
    • Choose goggles with silicone or latex straps. These materials tend to grip better and are less likely to slip than other materials.
  • Hair Management:
    • If you have long hair, make sure it is properly secured under the straps to prevent interference and slippage.
  • Wear A Swim Cap
    • Tuck hair in the swim cap then place goggles on. The latex or silicone straps will stick better on the swim cap versus on hair. Plus, you will avoid hair pulling.

Preventing Goggles from Fogging Up:

  • Anti-Fog Coating:
    • Look for goggles with an anti-fog coating. Many goggles come with this feature, and it helps to prevent condensation on the lenses. Please not that 95% of the goggles will eventually fog, even though they have an anti-fog coating.
  • Spit or Baby Shampoo:
    • Before swimming, spit on the inside of your goggles and rub it around, then rinse them. Alternatively, use a small drop of baby shampoo and spread it across the lenses. Rinse off the excess. Both methods can create a thin film that helps prevent fogging.
  • Commercial Anti-Fog Solutions:
    • Consider using a commercial anti-fog solution such as FOGGIES. FOGGIES is a wipe that can be used multiple times if kept airtight and not only defogs, but cleans the goggles lens at the same time.
  • Avoid Touching the Inside:
    • Try to avoid touching the inside of the goggles with your fingers, as oils from your skin can contribute to fogging.
    • After defogging, do not dunk goggles in pool water.

By combining these tips, you should be able to enjoy a clear and comfortable swim without the annoyance of slipping goggles or fogged-up lenses.


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