How to Stop Water From Getting Into Swimming Goggles

How to Stop Water From Getting Into Swimming Goggles
When you swim with goggles, it is imperative that the goggles do not leak water, which obstructs your vision and exposes your eyes to the salt or chemicals in the water. Properly fitted goggles are the key to keeping water from getting into swimming goggles. While goggles must prevent water from leaking, they must also be comfortable around your eyes and on your face.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Step 1
Perform the "press test." Grasp a pair of goggles you are considering purchasing and press them into position around your eyes without placing the strap around your head.
Step 2
Notice how long the goggles stay attached around your eyes after you have pressed them firmly into position. The goggles should not immediately fall from your face if the fit is acceptable. The suction of the fit should hold them in place for several seconds.
Step 3
Place goggles that pass the press test onto your eyes using the strap around the back of your head. Make the head strap tight enough that it will not allow the goggles to slip from your face, but not so tight that it causes discomfort or gouges your face.
Step 4
Adjust the plastic nose piece that crosses over the bridge of your nose by making it wider or narrower. The nose piece will affect the way the goggles fit around your eyes, so it is important to make sure the nose piece is the proper width for the bridge of your nose.
Step 5
Place the goggles onto your face immediately prior to entering the water and adjust the head strap so it holds the goggles securely. Press the goggles to your face to activate the seal of the goggles around your eyes. If you wear a swim cap, place the swim cap over the head strap to reduce drag as you swim through the water.

Article Written By Kathryn Hatter

Kathryn Hatter is a veteran home-school educator and regular contributor to "Natural News." She is an accomplished gardener, seamstress, quilter, crocheter, painter, cook, decorator and digital graphics creator and she enjoys technical and computer gadgets. Hatter's Internet publications specialize in natural health and she plans to continue her formal education in the health field, focusing on nursing.

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