4 easy ways to care for your swimming goggles

4 easy ways to care for your swimming goggles

  • 07 May 2020
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  • Speedo

Avoid foggy or scratched goggles by selecting the right size, caring for the lense coating and storing your goggles safely. See our expert tips below to increase your goggles lifespan.

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How to look after your goggles for a clearer swim

How can you take care of your goggles? First up, make sure your goggles aren’t too large for your face, otherwise water will leak in, causing damage over time. It’s also important not to scratch or rub away the anti-fog coating, so ensure you wash your goggles in lukewarm water after each swim and store them in a protective pouch.

Choose the right size and fit

Goggles come in all shapes and sizes. Choose the one that is right for your swim style. Shorter length swims at speed require a different fit than open water swims or distance training. For example, our new Biofuse flexiseal range is packed with technology and perfect for a fitness swimmer.

To check fit, gently hold the goggles to your eyes without the strap. If you can feel a slight suction and a comfortable, even pressure around the eyes, you’ve found the pair for you.

View our goggle range here to find the perfect fit for you.

Protect the anti-fog coating

Ever find yourself a little misty-eyed? Goggles fog up when warm, wet air condenses on the lenses. The good news is all Speedo goggles are made with an anti-fog coating, which means they’ll remain clearer for longer, provided that they are looked after.

Always read the instructions for your particular pair, as the type of coating and the goggles needs can vary. The general rule of thumb is to keep touching of the lenses to a minimum.

Wash goggles after your swim

Spend a minute cleaning the lenses after every swim. Gently wash them in lukewarm water, removing any chlorine or harmful chemicals that will shorten their lifespan. Don’t ever use soap or detergent though – these are a natural enemy of the anti-fog coating.

After washing, leave your goggles to air-dry in a flat position. If left wet in your kit bag they’ll most likely grow bacteria and mould.

Store them carefully

It’s tempting to throw all your gear into your bag once you're finished with your swim, but by keeping your goggles in a protective pouch, preferably the one they came in, you can avoid scratches. The other thing to consider is keeping your goggles out of the sun when you’re not wearing them, over time UV light can damage the lenses.

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