Choosing to wear goggles in the pool is a personal decision. Some swimmers are very comfortable in the water without them, while others feel goggles are a necessity. Here are three advantages to wearing goggles, we call them the Three C’s: Comfort, Clarity, and Confidence.
The majority of swimming pools contain chemicals to help keep them maintained and sanitized. The most common element in swimming pools is chlorine. If not maintained correctly, or if one has a sensitivity to the chemical, it can cause red, irritated eyes. Here at Barron Swim School, our pool is outfitted with the latest UV Sanitation System. It not only kills germs, but provides drinking quality water, preventing “red eye” and skin irritation. Because of this, swimmers at Barron have the choice of wearing goggles! In conclusion, wearing goggles can provide protection against water getting into one’s eyes making the swimmer more comfortable in the water.
Everyone at one time or another has opened their eyes underwater. Regardless if a swimmer is comfortable or not doing so, one does not see clearly underwater. Wearing goggles underwater will give a clear view making any swimming experience more enjoyable.
Finally, wearing goggles can provide swimmers with confidence! This allows swimmers to swim faster and with more freedom. Goggles give swimmers the ability to clearly see the area around them, providing them with more confidence in the water.
During our Safety Weeks, we encourage students to attempt a class or a portion of the class without goggles. This is because we feel it is vital for our swimmers to know what water feels like on unprotected eyes. Chances are, if a swimmer falls or gets pushed into a body of water, they will not have goggles with them. We do not want the feeling of water in the eyes to cause panic. It is our goal for our students to be prepared in case of an emergency so they are able to get back to the wall or dock.
As stated in the beginning of this blog, wearing goggles is a personal choice. We do not recommend one over the other, so please consider what you feel is best for the comfort of your child.
We are proud to announce our partnership with Vorgee! Read all about Vorgee below.
Vorgee, an Australian owned and managed company, was established in 2005 to fill a gap in the aquatics market – the need for an all-encompassing aquatics company, one which offered products for those getting into a pool for the first time through to the competitive swimmer.
Made up of an experienced team, Vorgee set out to do just that – create a product for everyone, regardless of whether they purchase for style, performance or price.
The passion and desire of the Vorgee team to make high quality swimming products and swim gear accessible and easy to understand for all, has led to Vorgee becoming one of Australia’s leading and most preferred aquatic brands.