11 Best Swim Goggles For Competition

Updated on: November 2020

Best Swim Goggles For Competition in 2020


vetoky Swim Goggles, Anti Fog Swimming Goggles UV Protection Mirrored & Clear No Leaking Triathlon Equipment for Adult and Children

vetoky Swim Goggles, Anti Fog Swimming Goggles UV Protection Mirrored & Clear No Leaking Triathlon Equipment for Adult and Children
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 Mirrored Swim Goggles, Panoramic, Anti-Glare, Anti-Fog with UV Protection

Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 Mirrored Swim Goggles, Panoramic, Anti-Glare, Anti-Fog with UV Protection
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Anti-Fog: Lenses resist fogging for clear underwater vision
  • UV Protection: Protects your eyes from the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays
  • Mirrored Lens: Maximum visibility, minimum glare; ideal for outdoor use
  • Maximum visibility, minimum glare; ideal for outdoor use
  • Wide panoramic lens for extended view
  • Cushioned Silicone Seals
  • Four nosepiece options

Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 Swim Goggle, Clear, One Size

Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 Swim Goggle, Clear, One Size
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Training and performance goggle provides a a sleek, snug, low profile inner eye fit
  • Wide panoramic lenses and cushioned silicone seals
  • Anti-Fog coating prevents the condensation of water
  • UV protected lenses block the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays
  • Includes 4 interchangeable nosepieces for custom fit

Speedo Unisex-Adult Swim Goggles Optical Vanquisher 2.0

Speedo Unisex-Adult Swim Goggles Optical Vanquisher 2.0
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Panoramic lenses, Now with increased peripheral vision
  • Cushioned silicone seals
  • Four nose-piece options

Anti-Fog Racing Swimming Goggles - by Proswims Gray Lens with Quick Adjustable Elastic Bungee Strap, Hard Case and Bonus Swim Goggles Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Anti-Fog Racing Swimming Goggles - by Proswims Gray Lens with Quick Adjustable Elastic Bungee Strap, Hard Case and Bonus Swim Goggles Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • MIRRORED, UV COATED & SPECIALLY FORMULATED ANTI FOG COATING THAT NEVER FOGS UP - Our super tough, anti-scratch, shatter proof Polycarbonate lenses come with a specially formulated anti-fog coating guaranteed to keep them fog free! Pair that with our mirror finish, UV protection coating and our special wide angle design, you are absolutely guaranteed a crystal clear view at all times.
  • THE COMFIEST, EASIEST TO ADJUST, BUNGEE CORD RACING GOGGLES AVAILABLE - Our unique bungee cord swimming goggle strap is super strong, extremely comfortable, and so easy to adjust & fit that you will be amazed at its superior ease of use and comfort. So much better than traditional silicone straps, our goggles will be loved by competitive, recreational, racing and triathlon swimmers.
  • INCLUDED NOSE BRIDGES FIT AGE 10 & UP, AND NEVER BREAK - Featuring a high nose bridge and 3 interchangeable, super tough, nose pieces, these goggles are guaranteed to fit ages 10 and up. These are suitable competition level sports goggles for adults and teenagers.
  • MORE FEATURES & BONUS ITEMS THAN ANY OTHER PREMIUM SWIMMING GOGGLES AVAILABLE - Proswims professional swim goggles feature the softest silicon gasket we could find, giving you the most comfortable fit & an air-tight leak-proof seal. Not only that but our goggles come with a high quality protective hard case, to keep your goggles safe, and scratch free. For a limited time only we have included a free BONUS Proswims microfiber cleaning cloth to wipe down your goggles and keep them clean.
  • BULLETPROOF LIFE TIME MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - Not 100% satisfied with your purchase? - you have 30 days for a no questions asked return & refund of your product - Something wrong with your goggles? We offer a LIFE TIME GUARANTEE for any faults or problems with the goggles, other than reasonable wear and tear. Money back or instant replacement - it's up to you!

Speedo Women's Vanquisher 2.0 Mirrored Swim Goggles, Panoramic, Anti-Glare, Anti-Fog with UV Protection

Speedo Women's Vanquisher 2.0 Mirrored Swim Goggles, Panoramic, Anti-Glare, Anti-Fog with UV Protection
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • ANTI-GLARE: Mirrored goggles reduce glare from the water in bright conditions and protects from direct sunlight
  • PANORAMIC VIEWING: Underwater peripheral vision with wide lenses and more optical surface area
  • ANTI-FOG: Crystal clear under and above water vision with anti-fog coated lenses
  • UV PROTECTION: Superb protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays while swimming outdoors
  • COMFORTABLE FIT: Cushioned silicone gaskets create a secure, leakproof seal
  • CUSTOM-FIT nose pieces: Includes 4 interchangeable nose pieces for comfortable, long-term wear
  • INNER EYE FIT: Precise fitting, low-profile gasket for a tighter fit around the eye
  • LATEX AND PVC FREE

Speedo Jr. Vanquisher 2.0 Mirrored Swim Goggle, Vivid Teal, One Size

Speedo Jr. Vanquisher 2.0 Mirrored Swim Goggle, Vivid Teal, One Size
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • G.O. FIT System: Get a precision fit with the sleek, low profile inner eye fit
  • Gasket rests snugly and securely in the eye socket
  • Panoramic anti-fog lens with UV protection
  • Mirror lens helps reduce brightness and glare
  • Cushioned silicone seals
  • 4 nosepiece options
  • Latex free
  • Jr. Size – fits most children and young adults 6-14 years old

Resurge Sports Anti Fog Racing Swimming Goggles with Quick Adjust Bungee Strap (Blue Mirrored)

Resurge Sports Anti Fog Racing Swimming Goggles with Quick Adjust Bungee Strap (Blue Mirrored)
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Shatter-Proof Polycarbonate lenses, Mirrored UV protection, Anti-Fog with wide angle crystal clear view
  • Resurge Sports Swim Goggles feature a Soft Silicon gaskets for a excellent seal and comfortable fit.
  • Swimming goggle bungee strap provides a more durable, easy to adjust fit. Will be appreciated by Triathlon, competitive and recreational swimmers alike.
  • Unisex/Universal fit. With a higher nose bridge and 3 interchangeable nose pieces, these are guaranteed to fit ages 10 and up.
  • Swim Goggles case included! 100% Satisfaction Guarantee! or your money back!

Anti-Fog Racing Swimming Goggles - by Proswims Blue Lens with Quick Adjustable Elastic Bungee Strap, Hard Case and Bonus Swim Goggles Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

Anti-Fog Racing Swimming Goggles - by Proswims Blue Lens with Quick Adjustable Elastic Bungee Strap, Hard Case and Bonus Swim Goggles Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • MIRRORED, UV COATED & SPECIALLY FORMULATED ANTI FOG COATING THAT NEVER FOGS UP - Our super tough, anti-scratch, shatter proof Polycarbonate lenses come with a specially formulated anti-fog coating guaranteed to keep them fog free! Pair that with our mirror finish, UV protection coating and our special wide angle design, you are absolutely guaranteed a crystal clear view at all times.
  • THE COMFIEST, EASIEST TO ADJUST, BUNGEE CORD RACING GOGGLES AVAILABLE - Our unique bungee cord swimming goggle strap is super strong, extremely comfortable, and so easy to adjust & fit that you will be amazed at its superior ease of use and comfort. So much better than traditional silicone straps, our goggles will be loved by competitive, recreational, racing and triathlon swimmers.
  • INCLUDED NOSE BRIDGES FIT AGE 10+, AND NEVER BREAK - Featuring a high nose bridge and 3 interchangeable, super tough, nose pieces, these goggles are guaranteed to fit ages 10 and up. These are suitable competition level sports goggles for adults and teenagers.
  • MORE FEATURES & BONUS ITEMS THAN ANY OTHER PREMIUM SWIMMING GOGGLES AVAILABLE - Proswims professional swim goggles feature the softest silicon gasket we could find, giving you the most comfortable fit & an air-tight leak-proof seal. Not only that but our goggles come with a high quality protective hard case, to keep your goggles safe, and scratch free. For a limited time only we have included a free BONUS Proswims microfiber cleaning cloth to wipe down your goggles and keep them clean.
  • BULLETPROOF LIFE TIME MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - Not 100% satisfied with your purchase? - you have 30 days for a no questions asked return & refund of your product - Something wrong with your goggles? We offer a LIFE TIME GUARANTEE for any faults or problems with the goggles, other than reasonable wear and tear. Money back or instant replacement - it's up to you!

PHELRENA Swimming Goggles, Professional Swim Goggles Anti Fog UV Protection No Leaking for Adult Men Women Kids Swim Goggles with Nose Clip, Ear Plugs, Protection Case and Interchangeable Nose Bridge

PHELRENA Swimming Goggles, Professional Swim Goggles Anti Fog UV Protection No Leaking for Adult Men Women Kids Swim Goggles with Nose Clip, Ear Plugs, Protection Case and Interchangeable Nose Bridge
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • ◆UV PROTECTION:PHELRENA 3d swimming goggles is professional racing goggles. The lenses of the 3d goggles glasses are treated with ultraviolet light absorber that can effectively block the sun's harmful UVA and UVB rays and protect your eyes from the sun's harmful damage.The top-rated swimming goggles with nose clip ear plugs of silicone,clean cloth and protection box cases to solve the problem that your glasses of no nose ear plugs. Ear plugs, nose clips are advanced silicone materials.
  • ◆ANTI FOG: The inner surfaces of the lenses are anti-fog coated with the latest Environmental Treatment Technology, which maximum enhances the anti-fog ability of the goggles and does no any harm to your body.The top mirror goggles with anti fog to bring security for you and your family. There is a clearer vision when you swimming outdoors.
  • ◆NO LEAKING: Premium silicone material and Ergonomic design used on the goggles ensure a snug fit on different facial forms and never allows water leak in.Glasses with no prescription suit for kids adult men women youth boys and girls to bring clear protective.
  • ◆REPLACEABLE NOSE BRIDGE: Considering that different people will have different height of nose pieces and one size of Nose Bridge can’t meet the needs of all people, so the swimming goggles provide 3 sizes replaceable nose bridge to meet the needs of different people.Elastic straps to make the wearer more comfortable.
  • ◆100% LIFETIME SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:Yes, you read that correctly! We provide a LIFETIME GUARANTEE to all customers who purchase our swimming goggles. If you are not satisfied with your purchase, what we can do is to guarantee 100% refund to you. We are committed to our customers to provide the best swimming goggles, the most sincere after-sale service, let customers really enjoy the fun of buying.

aegend Swim Goggles, Swimming Goggles No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection Triathlon Swim Goggles with Free Protection Case for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Child, Multiple Choice

aegend Swim Goggles, Swimming Goggles No Leaking Anti Fog UV Protection Triathlon Swim Goggles with Free Protection Case for Adult Men Women Youth Kids Child, Multiple Choice
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • 【COMFORTABLE? OF COURSE!】Flexible silicone frame and improved nosepiece provide extreme comfort that never hurt your nose or leave a mark on your face.【Higher Nosepiece】
  • 【FOG-UP?NO!】The inner surfaces of the lenses are anti-fog coated by the latest Environmental Treatment Technology which enhances the anti-fog ability of the goggles and does no harm to your face.
  • 【LEAKING? NO!】Premium silicone material and Ergonomic design used on the goggles ensure a snug fit on different facial forms and never allows water leak in.
  • 【STYLISH LOOK? ABSOLUTELY!】The colorful outer surface of the lenses with UV-Protection coating which enables the lenses to reflect harmful UV rays and protect your eyes from heat and damage of the sunrays. With the fashionable color, we strongly believe that the goggles are high-fashion and will make you stand out of the crowd.
  • 【HIGH-PERFORMENCE】Polycarbonate lenses stay strong even in the toughest conditions. Well-designed clasp make it easy to put goggles on and take off without pulling hair. *ALL OF OUR AEGEND GOGGLES HAVE 12 MONTHS GUARANTEE! ◉CAUTION: Customers who are allergic to silicone please don't buy this product.

The Demise of High School Nude Swimming in the U.S

Most people today do not believe high school boys were required to swim naked at high school swim classes. But many remember it, some with horror.This article traces the demise of mandatory nude swimming for boys.

I had never heard of this before. As a kid, I would have been punished for prancing around naked at a backyard pool, and arrested at anything public. My memories were limited to a skinny dip at a secluded creek or pond, and well out of sight of adults. So, as a baby boomer, I wanted to know if any others had succumbed to the same fate as my friend. I soon found a couple of forums on the subject, with one group swearing that mandatory naked swimming was an untrue urban legend. But another blog soon dispelled that--it was indeed not a legend, but very true, especially in high schools. So I began to investigate, and soon learned the boomer generation had quite a say in this practice, and true to its rebellious form, changed it, from early acceptance to downright rejection. I was soon interviewing numerous people and school staff who revealed their recollections, historical perspectives and why the policy ended. (Some names have been withheld at the respondent's request).

Chicago Students Remember Being Told to Strip

"We did swim naked," confirms Terry, a student at Chicago's Roosevelt High School during the early 60s. "You did what you were told in those days. We never really thought about it too much." Adds another, "No one really made any objection that I know of--the teacher said to do it, so we did." Indeed most early boomers agreed, "This was just the way it was for boys," and did not give it a second thought.

But the memories are vivid. The first day some men recall being told to take all of their clothes off, and then being marched through showers before entering the pool area, where they were told to line up along the pool edge for roll call. "Lining up for attendance was the worst part," declares one former student. "Once you were in the water it was fine." Others said it was a bit weird at first, but got used to it after a few weeks.

"Adolescents really had no empowerment, and if anyone objected, they would be considered a sissy," says Allen, a 1961 Chicago Public School graduate. "That was the environment then, and we really all wanted to fit in."

Although no good statistics are available, anecdotal evidence suggests the practice was widespread in the U.S., but particularly prevalent in the Midwest, especially large cities like Chicago. While nationally most schools did not have pools, one Wisconsin survey showed two of three high schools with pools employed the policy.

"Most of us didn't talk about it much," says Charlie, a mid-60s student at Amundsen High School in Chicago. "We did not tell our parents or the girls that we swam nude, and really did not talk about it amongst ourselves either. But I was embarrassed about it."

Girls Wore Dumpy Suits

Sandi, a former female student, confirmed, "None of us knew the boys swam nude until we were at school a few months. We heard about it on the grapevine." She added, "While we (girls) wore suits, we might as well have been naked too. The swim suits that the school provided were tanks and gave us no support, and when they got wet, they stretched out and sagged down to our knees. They were very uncomfortable. And to make things worse, they were color-coded by size. Everyone knew what size I wore because my suit was an ugly gray."

But it was not the size of a suit that had some boys apprehensive. In fact a spokesman for Chicago schools cited "sexual awareness" as one of two reasons for the boys' nude requirement. (The other was hygiene).

"I remember seeing all kinds of things in those classes, every variation on human (male) bodies you could imagine -- every shape, size and configuration," recalls one blogger. "And the most startling thing was who was well endowed and who wasn't. You certainly couldn't tell when they were clothed." Another said, "We were thrown in at the start of puberty, and most of us had never swum without a suit before. I think there was some trauma."

Others noted the fear of an unexpected and sudden change to the male profile, as pubescent hormones raged. "To be honest, sometimes it just felt good swimming naked in the warm water, but the fear and potential for embarrassment was always there. I got erections for no reason a few times--I don't think anyone noticed, but if they did, they said nothing," revealed George.

"I moved to Illinois from New Jersey in the middle of my freshman year and I remember being shocked when the gym coach told me that everyone swam naked. It didn't take me too long to get used to it. It seems odd to me now though," says the former Waukegan (Illinois) West High School student.

Where Did It Begin?

Although almost non-existent today, institutional male nude swimming in the U.S. got its start at the YMCA in the 1890s. At the time, men wore wooly suits, which shed fibers, clogging the then sensitive water filters. It became traditional and mandatory for men and boys to swim au natural at these facilities, and many believe schools copied the policy of this respected institution.

One mid-60s student remembers, "We were told it was tradition, but still no one was anxious to strip naked for class." Indeed men from earlier generations seemed to have had no problem with swimming nude. Says one, "It is my belief that previous generations considered communal, same-gender nudity for boys to be healthy and normal."

The leading edge of the baby boomer generation began to go to high school in the early 60s, and with thousands of boomer students, came a need for more schools, particularly in suburban areas. While pools even today remain luxuries in many parts of the country, many new suburban and consolidated rural schools began to add them. As a result, an ever increasing number of boys were exposed to the "swim nude" policies--many more than in previous generations where it was largely limited to the Y and a few big city school systems. An added result was that some began to ask questions.

A Washington State man whose school did not require nudity adds, "Overall kids in that age range tend to be self conscious, and it's hard for me to believe that many would choose the greater exposure without some significant introductory period (i.e. introduced at a very young age)--or direct orders they thought they had to follow. I'm sure I would not have (agreed to swim nude if not forced)."

Threads Clogged the Drains? Oh, Come On, This is the 60s

Indeed, if there was an urban legend, it was more the reasons for nude swimming, than the practice itself. The most frequent reasons cited were threads clogging the drains and hygiene, even though woolen swimsuits were long gone by the 60s, and replaced with fabrics that did not shed.

Exclaims one blogger, "Has it dawned on anyone that a lot of us would have been satisfied with a simple cogent explanation when we were forced to swim naked in school? After all, when the math teacher gives us a rule for solving equations and we ask why, that teacher gives a logical answer. But when you ask a gym teacher why you need to be nude and he gives an obviously false answer--the suits will clog the filters--but the girls' suits will not despite having more cloth, we suspect this is not the real reason."

A Minnesota pre-boomer suggests one reason was discipline, and that boys were not expected to be bothered by nudity. "Nude swimming for boys was a no-nonsense, practical, easy, conforming and cohesive, method of handling 30 exuberant boys in one hour." Nudity had a calming affect for even the most boisterous boys.

Still others credit the military. Schools in the 60s were largely administered by the World War II generation, and during the war, there was little respect for male privacy. Many believe they transferred this norm to schools. And even in the early 70s, one man remembers a selective service physical where "long lines of naked guys being inspected for everything from flat feet to eyesight and hearing in a shockingly open environment."

Things Begin to Change

Indeed, as more and more baby boomers entered high school, the policy became increasingly unpopular. In schools, particularly coed schools, it was not seen as a "traditional" male past-time, such as skinny dipping at the creek or with buddies at camp. Instead it was viewed as a forced, unwelcome intrusion on privacy.

Says Felix, a former early 70s student at Chicago's St. Patrick Catholic High School, "I liked to be able to swim naked, but I could tell many of the others didn't. They didn't say much, but you could tell by the way they walked (around the pool) and acted in class."

"There were two types of boys in our swim class" writes David Kaplan in a Houston Chronicle commentary--those who didn't care that they were naked and unselfconsciously had fun--and those like me who were thinking, get me out of here."

"The only time in my education when I felt discriminated against as a male was at secondary school and all connected with the school's physical ed arrangements," declares one blogger.

But students did not outwardly complain. Retired Chicago Public High School teacher and counselor Aida Guidice notes, "In the 70s it would have been unthinkable for a boy to complain about the swim policy to a gym teacher--kids just didn't do that in those days, but I know some had a problem with swim class. The typical behavioral response would have been avoidance."

Some recall the excuses. One Amundsen student remembers getting a doctor's excuse for "chronic chlorine eye irritation," and says this and similar excuses were common, adding the real reason was required nudity. Still others joined ROTC where swimming classes were waived, and others cited religious considerations. Some Chicago suburban schools exempted students with a signed waiver from a parent. One New York area man remembers in the late 60s that the football team refused to go naked and brought their own suits. The following year the policy changed.

Guidice said that if all else failed, some boys would simply cut swim class. "This actually was a problem for PE classes in general. You also have to remember this all occurred at a very self-conscious age, and there was resistance, particularly those with body image issues."

Parents also voiced concerns, some calling it degrading, discriminatory and unnecessary. In an early 70s Chicago Tribune Action Express column, one parent asked "Why do Chicago high schools demand that boys swim in the nude? This offends my sense of morality, and it must bother other people too. Besides, why are girls and instructors allowed to wear suits?"

A Chicago School Board consultant replied that it was cheaper and cleaner. He said girls needed more (clothing) support, but Guidice added that cultural and modesty standards for girls at that time would never have allowed it.

School boards began changing policies and banning male "in the buff" swims in the 60s, but it was 1972 national legislation--Title IX--that accelerated the process. The law banned discrimination on the basis of sex for any institution accepting federal funds, and was designed to equalize funds expended for boys and girls sports. In the past more money was spent on boy's programs like basketball, although swimming programs had provided mostly equal opportunities. Ironically, the law also gave legal justification to parents and school board members supporting suits for boys. School districts routinely purchased girl's suits resulting in an argument questioning why tax dollars were used to clothe girls while boys went naked.

While Title IX did not specifically require coed classes, many school districts reacted by integrating boys' and girls' PE sessions, ensuring equality both in curriculum and clothing.

In Chicago, while some men remember naked classes that lingered at some schools well into the 70s, a Chicago Public School spokesman said the nude swimming policy officially ended in 1972.

Says Guidice, "I think administrators everywhere were trying to be responsive to student needs."

Never Again

By the end of the 70s, suit-less swimming for U.S. male high school students was all but extinct, and many quickly forgot it ever existed. Indeed some young men today express shock that it ever happened.

Dennis Gonzalez, a Chicago Lane Tech 2002 graduate said, "A friend of mine told me about this and I could hardly believe it. I think it was crazy. I would never do this, nor would my friends. I think it's all about respect for each other and our privacy. Sounds like there was less respect years ago--I would have rather failed the class than go naked."

Gonzalez added that students today avoid communal nudity, and even shower at school with swimsuits.

Some older men lament the changes, blaming 60s and 70s societal upheavals--from feminism to privacy expectations fueled by rising living standards.

"Boys used to swim nude at camp, the Y and at school. I have great memories--lots of camaraderie, and we were all equal." says one nostalgic older man on an Internet forum. "I am glad I grew up when I did, and feel sad for the kids today."

Now relegated to the baby boomer archive, institutional nude swimming is but a distant memory--part of American folklore--even at Penn State.

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