How to Know What Size Swim Goggles & Swim Caps to Get Kids

How to Know What Size Swim Goggles & Swim Caps to Get Kids
Whether your child swims competitively or recreationally, swim goggles and swim caps are accessories that help make swimming more enjoyable. Both swim goggles and swim caps are available in smaller sizes suitable for children. Allow your child to try both the goggles and swim caps on prior to purchase to make sure the fit is comfortable and accurate.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Child-size swim goggles Child-size swim caps
  • Child-size swim goggles
  • Child-size swim caps
Step 1
Consider only swim goggles and swim caps with sizes specifically for children. Due to the smaller facial structure and skull size of children, it is not advisable to purchase these items in adult sizes for children.
Step 2
Try on several different pairs of child-size swim goggles. Swim goggles can have vastly different styles and structures and they will not fit each face the same. It may take trying on several different brands of swim goggles before you find a style that is comfortable on your child's face. Make any adjustments to the goggles that will help them fit better and be more comfortable. Adjust the plastic connector that goes over the nose by making it shorter or longer. Adjust the head strap(s) by making them tighter or looser. The goggles should seal around the eye sockets comfortably and the head strap(s) should hold them securely onto the child's head.
Step 3
Select a child-size silicone or latex swim cap. Many children may find silicone swim caps easier to put on without assistance although latex caps will generally stay on a swimmer's head more securely. Swim caps are supposed to be snug and you will usually find swim caps available in one child's size only. As long as the cap is a child's size, the only purchase decisions that remain are choosing between silicone and latex and selecting a color. Try on all swim caps prior to purchase to ensure they fit snugly but cover the entire head.

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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