goggles for 8 year old

goggles for 8 year old

Post by Marty Busho » Wed, 25 May 1994 23:48:18


My son, age 8, is just starting to swim competitavely. His
freestyle is at the point where he is finally getting both arms
out of the water, but he won't open his eyes so he is all over
the lane. He complains that the cholrine burns. No duh, I tell
him to wear goggles. He says they leak. I told him I would ask
if anyone out there knows what brand/type goggles will work
best and how to tighten them so they don't leak.
Thanks in advance,
Marty
 
 
 

goggles for 8 year old

Post by sef.. » Thu, 26 May 1994 13:20:34

Quote:

>My son, age 8, is just starting to swim competitavely. His
>freestyle is at the point where he is finally getting both arms
>out of the water, but he won't open his eyes so he is all over
>the lane. He complains that the cholrine burns. No duh, I tell
>him to wear goggles. He says they leak. I told him I would ask
>if anyone out there knows what brand/type goggles will work
>best and how to tighten them so they don't leak.
>Thanks in advance,
>Marty

My kids, ages 9 and 11, have tried various brands, and have had the best
luck with Speedo or Hind Youth models.  As far as tightening, use the old
adage "As tight as necessary, but no tighter".


 
 
 

goggles for 8 year old

Post by Richard W. Pet » Thu, 26 May 1994 07:54:56

I've always been partial to HIND compy goggles.  They rarely leak for
me.  I've found that the best thing to do is look for a pair of goggles
with small eye cups like the Speedo Youth racing goggle which is what I
used prior to my HINDs.  Good luck!

 
 
 

goggles for 8 year old

Post by SWIMF » Fri, 27 May 1994 09:16:02


Try Speedo Sprints...I have a really small head and have been wearing
these goggles since I was a kid.  The bonus is they are only about 5
bucks.
          Swimfin