The Importance of Goggles to Swimming  

by Pool Builders on 09-24-2009 in Articles

Have you ever gone swimming without goggles on? Did the water sting your eyes all throughout while you were underwater? When it comes to swimming, having goggles is one of the most important things to keep in mind. Wearing goggles underwater goes beyond having protection for your eyes against the water, but there are people who take this for granted.


Why should you always wear goggles? When I was a kid, my mother always pointed out that I wasn't allowed to get into the pool without wearing my goggles first. I ever really understood her reasons as a kid, but when I grew older I understood why she was that firm. Goggles not only protect the eyes from the water, but also from the chemicals present in them.


Swimming pools are maintained by putting several kinds of chemicals in the water to keep it clear and to kill of the germs that accumulates over time. Imagine having a go at the pool exposed to these chemicals. Wearing goggles prevent the chemicals from getting into your eyes and help you see better underwater. Also, you will also have more fun swimming if you're not worried about stinging your eyes and getting them red afterwards. However, the only way a pair of goggles will really help you is if you're comfortable wearing them.


An important thing to remember when you're on the market for goggles is the fit. Different kinds of goggles have these special features but before you can take advantage of them you need to wear them first to see if it goes with the shape of your head and eyes. To know more about how goggles can help you and to learn how to choose your goggles wisely, you can check out resources online for reviews of other people.

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