Swimming is the perfect exercise—it’s aerobic, it burns fat while building muscle, and is incredibly low impact. The one swim accessory you definitely need if you’re serious about swimming are swim goggles. At Sunplay, we have a great selection of goggles in stock for competitive racing, casual recreation, and even models fit for children. There is a size and price for everyone.
Sunplay carries all the well-known, high performance brands in the swim goggle world. From Speedo (and Speedo Jr.), to Nike, TYR, Head, and Finis, you’re sure to find a brand and style that fits your needs. We also have anti-fog sprays to keep your goggles from getting clouded over and goggle cases to keep them secure and free from being crushed in your swim bag. Need a replacement strap? We have those, too!
Let us break down some of the options you have with swim goggles to make your shopping experience simpler. Goggles are often available in three style options: Swedish, gasket (classic), and swim mask. Swedish style goggles are preferred by competitive swimmers. They sit low in the eye socket and have less drag than a traditional goggle. You also have to fit them yourself across the bridge of your nose. Gasket or classic style goggles are the most common goggle design. They are made to fit to the face using either silicone or foam, though foam is a less popular option. Oval shaped lenses in this style accommodate more face shapes.
Swim mask style goggles are kind of a snorkel mask/swim goggle hybrid. These are great for kids or anyone doing some recreational swimming. They fit well and don’t need must adjusting to work properly. Kids can put them on themselves and be good to go all day. They come in many colors, have a large viewing area, and are super comfortable. They are, however, probably too large for those looking to swim laps.
The lens color is another set of options that may leave you perplexed. Amber/Orange lenses are good in extreme lighting conditions like outside during midday or indoors in low light. Everything underwater will appear brighter with an amber lens. Clear or non-colored lenses are good for indoor pools and dark conditions with low light. If you swim in the early mornings or swim in an indoor pool, this is a good lens for you.
Blue, black, or violet lenses are a good choice for everyday events and training. They protect from glare in moderate lighting situations and are helpful during cloudy days. Mirrored lenses are a fancy option that you are likely to see on competitive swimmers because it hides their eyes from their opponents. They are meant to deflect the harsh light of brightly lit swimming arenas and the bright sun. Not ideal for dark conditions because they don’t let in enough light.