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  • I use Speedo Futura in the ‘Junior’ size, as I have a small head. Very good fit, comfy and last ages.

    TooTall
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    I’d recommend what fits your face best. There isn’t a single brand that fits everyone, so try a few.

    Zoggs Predator Flex

    sweepy
    Member

    aqua sphere kaiman are the best ive had, dont leak, and are comfortable for over an hour, unlike any others.

    iDave
    Member

    Zoggs of some sort. Don’t like them.

    dobo
    Member

    1 for zoggs, speedo and aqua sphere 🙂
    yea i tried a few pairs in the shop but tbh they all kinda seem to be ok, i guess its only when you get in the pool its when you find they arnt quite as good as you thought in the shop
    actually wouldnt mind trying the aquasphere ones as they look like they have bigger lens? not seen in the shop though

    The best pair I had were some expensive speedo ones but they don’t make them anymore. The predator flexs fit my face well and are comfortable… they do a polarized version too.

    Some Nike ones from TK Maxx they were £3.99, which is my upper limit on cost as I usualy forget them in the changing room.

    Kbrembo
    Member

    +1 AquaSphere Kaiman

    AlasdairMc
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    Godfreys or equivalent, the lack of padding means they fit without any faff and don’t leak.

    dobo
    Member

    there must be some swimmers on here that have tried many swimming goggles, what would you or wouldnt you recommend for the pool or the sea?

    dooosuk
    Member

    I just got a £2.99 pair from Decathlon. Used them last night with no leaks, no fogging etc.

    You don’t need to spend a lot…just make sure they fit.

    Premier Icon cp
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    as all above, fit is important, see if you can get to a shop that stocks a few pairs.

    I got lucky first time round with speedo futura ice biofuse or something, in that they fit OK but the seal doesn’t last long and they fog badly after a few uses. They are also big…

    I’ve gone through a few since and am now on speedo aquasocket which are great for me, primarily as I have a big nose and they come with a wide range of nose bridge piecees. The lenses are nice, and I like the fact they fit close to the face so don’t feel like they’re trying to fall off my face as I push off in the pool.

    ebygomm
    Member

    Unfortunately they’ve discontinued my favourite goggles – zoggs hydroskinz.

    But definitely look for some with interchangeable nose pieces.

    If you’re going to be swimming outside think about the tint you want

    thomthumb
    Member

    i go on wiggle and buy something for under a tenner.

    had aquasphrere and zoggs. all much of a muchness ime.

    Premier Icon brassneck
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    aqua sphere kaiman are the best ive had, dont leak, and are comfortable for over an hour, unlike any others

    +1

    The kids Aqua Spheres are great too (for kids, bit of a stretch on me) like mini diving mask.

    tonyd
    Member

    I have some AquaSphere Eagles for open water swimming – they have a slight wrap around which helps peripheral vision and watching out for flying elbows in group starts. They’re getting old so tend to fog up a bit now but a good bit of spit or anti-fog gunk sorts that out. You can also change the lenses so if it’s a particularly bright day you can put darker lenses in, although I’ve never bothered.

    For the pool I use whatever I happen to have, just not the Eagles or anything meant for open water swimming as it looks a bit silly. Currently using a pair that I got free with a wetsuit some years ago.

    llama
    Member

    speedo speedsockets

    Ro5ey
    Member

    May I hi-jack a swimming thread please.

    I’m new/rediscovered swmimng…. How many breaths do you take per 25m when cruising front crawling?

    I’m breathing maybe 8 times a lenght when breathing every two stokes

    I know most people breath every 2/3/4 stokes but I’ve got a pretty long stoke and as much as I’d love to breath every 3/4 (feel much smoother through the water) I run out of breath and get knackered.

    Any ideas or should I be happy sticking to 2 strokes per breath

    Premier Icon cp
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    just keep working at holding your breath! You can do some good drills with holding your breath for 3/4/5 stroeks at a time. You’ll probably only manage a length, even only going from 2-3 srokes per breath.

    I made the change about 18 months ago – it was painful, took a couple of months to get anywhere near comfortable, but it’s worth it.

    TiRed
    Member

    Speedo Rift

    Oh how my friend laughed when I first wore them… Now he owns several colours. Peripheral vision is fantastic with contact lenses. You’ll get some looks, but being able to see clearly down a 25m pool is great. Probably not the last word for racing 😆

    Premier Icon stever
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    rosey – Are you really really running out of breath or does it just feel like it? Relaxing into it is half the battle. I’m a breath-every-3, alternate-sides, person, which works for me. Am I reading that right – 8 breaths and 16 arm strokes? Every 2 sounds ok with that sort of stroke length. Not an expert tho, unless you count son of swim teacher 🙂

    dobo
    Member

    i thought i’d post back and say that i bought some speedo futura biofuse, so far so good, i’m not sure they are perfect but good enough and not expensive.
    the misses bought some lady aquasphere kaimans, they look and she looks way cooler than me in goggles! but she did say they misted up a couple times

    Klunk
    Member

    go to any pool, and ask if you can try on the goggles in the lost and found (there should be loads) see what fits and is comfy (no guarantee they’ll not leak though)

    I just put my hands over my eyes.

    damo2576
    Member

    I just been looking into this and was recommended these or these

    trebord
    Member

    zoggs predator are great for me..

    Ro5ey
    Member

    Holy thread resurrection Batman.

    heuer27
    Member

    I’ve got the kaimans and they leak on my face at the tear duct part of my eye socket. Bought some zoggs predator flex and they are really comfortable and seal properly for me.

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