January 17, 2022 6 min read

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Swimming goggles are a great way to keep the water from your face while you swim. But, many people find that they can’t keep them from leaking. There are a few reasons why your goggles might leak, one of which is that they might not be adjusted correctly. You want to make sure that the goggles are well fit in your face and in a comfortable position to avoid any leaks in the goggle itself. The other possible reason is that you might be using a faulty or old pair of goggles. Most goggles have a one-year warranty, so if you have a pair that is over a year old, then it might be time to replace them.

Reasons Why Your Swim Goggles Are Leaking

Do you know why do swimming goggles leak? Swimmers need to make sure that the goggles are fitted properly to avoid water getting in their eyes. There are two ways to make sure they fit properly. Firstly, you can measure the width of your nose by placing the goggles on the nose while taking the strap over your head. A good fit will be snug on top of your head, with the strap resting above your eyebrows. This should not be too tight on the head. Secondly, you should always put on your goggles before looking down for any length of time to avoid getting water in your eyes.

It's also important to clean your face before putting your goggles on. Make sure you wash your hands and then wash your face with warm water and soap. Get all the makeup and grime off your face and then pat dry.

Next, it's time to put on the googles. The googles should be clean and in good condition. Inspect the googles and wipe them down with a damp cloth if necessary. Adjust the straps so they are snug and comfortable. Make sure you've cleaned the strap before putting the goggles on your face. So, by following these simple steps you will be able to avoid leaking goggles and enjoy your swimming.

How to Take Care of Swim Goggles

Swimming goggles are a great accessory to have for a swimmer. They help to stop water from getting into the eyes, thus reducing the chance of getting a swimmer's eye. They also allow for a better depth perception underwater which is important for swimming competitions. Having a pair of swimming goggles can make a swimmer's time at the pool much easier and more pleasant. There are a few things to keep in mind when caring for your swimming goggles. A few tips for caring for your swimming goggles: clean them once you're finished using them by scrubbing them with soap and water. Store them in a case or an easy-to-access place. Make sure that you don't walk around with your goggles outside of the pool. Avoid scratching the lenses by storing them in a case or by making sure to keep them away from other objects. Do not submerge your goggles in hot water as it will melt the glue and destroy the straps. Don't leave your goggles out in the sun as UV rays can also damage the straps and lenses.

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Sizing Your Swim Goggle

Sometimes it is hard to find a size of goggles that's proportional to your face. That way, they'll stay on firmly and do their job well. Goggles also tend to be designed for different facial shapes, so make sure to read the packaging before you make a purchase to make sure they'll fit well. If you want a pair of goggles that come with nosepieces, then you should probably buy a pair that's a little bit bigger to accommodate the nosepiece. It's also a good idea to buy goggles that have a strap attached, as those will offer a better fit. And to keep them from sliding sideways, try twisting the strap around your head, which will keep them from slipping.

The best way to ensure you are wearing the best swim goggles for your face is to know what size you wear. Fit is the most important thing when it comes to goggle comfort. Here are some tips that may help you find the perfect fit.

  • Make sure the goggles are comfortable, put them on, and stare at your feet without blinking. If you start to see spots after 10 seconds, they are probably too tight.
  • Make sure the goggles cover all of your eye areas without feeling too tight or too loose.
  • Try closing your eyes with the goggles on, if you can't see anything at all, they are too small.

How to Avoid Swimming Goggles Leak

Do you have a problem with your new googles leaking while you are swimming in the water? Here are some common solutions on how to fix it. First, check if the seals on the googles are broken. Second, check the tightness on the googles. You can do this by using a goggle-tightening strap. Third, you can buy a goggle tightening strap to help tighten the googles. Fourth, you can use a rubber band on the googles to help tighten the googles. Finally, check if the googles are too big for your head. If this is the case, try the next size smaller.
To Wrap Things Up


Swimming can be a refreshing, fun way to cool off in the summer. But have you ever wondered why googles are so hard to keep on your face? Or what can be done about goggles that leak? If you find your goggles leaking, it could be because your nose is not seated firmly in the nose cutout. Another possibility is that the foam around your nose is compressed too much, which creates a poor fit. To resolve this problem, loosen the strap over the bridge of your nose.

A leak can also happen if the strap is too tight. To avoid a tight strap, make sure that the goggles fit more of your forehead and not just the bridge of your nose. Finally, if your goggles have been sitting in water for a while, they may have accumulated water on the inside and will need to be rinsed thoroughly.

Common Questions

How often should you replace swim goggles?

The best way to know when to replace your swim goggles is when they show signs of wear and tear, such as scratches, flaking, dryness, and changes in elasticity. It's recommended to replace them every 3-6 months or sooner if they get damaged. The best way to lengthen the life of your goggles is to clean them after every use.

man with gogglesShould I wet my goggles before swimming?

Wetting your goggles before swimming is a good idea to avoid fogging. Some people prefer not to wet their goggles because they feel it gives them a dirty appearance that is not present when they are dry. This is not true. Fogging occurs with goggles because moisture is added to the air. Fogging will not occur if you are not adding moisture to the goggles.

How do you sanitize swim goggles?

Never clean goggles with a dish soap, as the soap residue can harm a person's eyes. The best way to sanitize swim goggles is to pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto a cotton ball and wipe the inside of the frame. Alternatively, you could use a solution of 1/2 cup of water and 1 teaspoon vinegar.

What is the point of mirrored goggles?

Mirrored goggles are made of material that blocks out wind, wind chill, snow, sleet, rain, and snow glare. They're perfect for outdoor sports enthusiasts. They are made to help you stay safe while riding your bike or snowmobile too. Mirrored goggles are available in a variety of styles and colors. Be sure to pick a style that will fit your needs. You can also find mirrored goggles with tinted lenses to block the sun's UV rays.
Author - Olivia Poglianich
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Olivia Poglianich          

Content Strategist

Olivia Poglianich is a nomadic brand strategist and copywriter in the surf, watersports and outdoor adventure space who has worked with brands such as Visa, Disney and Grey Goose. Her writing has taken her all over the world, from a Serbian music festival to a Malaysian art and culture event. Olivia is a graduate of Cornell University and is often writing or reading about travel, hospitality, the start-up ecosystem or career coaching. Her latest interests are at the intersection of web3 and communal living, both on and offline.



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