#goggleschallenge: Meet the contenders for Top Goggles!

As part of our partnership with Bath Mums, we are holding the ultimate #goggleschallenge to road-test children’s swimming goggles. Over the next four weeks, the following eight pairs of goggles will be worn by our swimming students to determine the pros and cons of each so that we can crown the WINNER!

Cressi Cobra Kid Googles

These goggles come in a range of colours; we chose the blue ones for our challenge. They have an ultra-clear screen for fuller vision. With an easy-adjust strap, there’s very little fuss to tighten these goggles!

They are suitable for children aged 7 – 13 years and have shatterproof lenses with anti-scratch, anti-fog and anti-UV treatment so great for swimming outdoors during the holidays.

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Speedo Junior Vanquisher 2

These goggles are aimed at competition and racing swimming, so let’s see how well they fair in our swimming lessons. They have a hypo-allergenic silicone seal, are anti-fog and suited towards children aged 6 – 14 years. The mirror lenses are particularly exciting and have UV protection. They are available in a range of colours.

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Zoggs Predator Junior

One of the top selling points of these goggles is that they are FINA (International Federation of Swimming) approved. The curved lenses give a 180 degree peripheral vision and come with UV protection and anti-fog. The colours are adventurous – we’ve gone for the blue and pink ones. Yes, that’s right – pink and blue on the same pair.

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Speedo Sea Squad Masks

These are our second pair of Speedo goggles to make the challenge. Rather than the more traditionally shaped goggles, these are more like a scuba diving mask, with a large window-style lens. The 180 degree vision is perfect for nervous children who are tentative about putting their faces in the water. These are infant goggles suitable for ages 2 – 6 years. They are sit softly on the face and have a wide, foam strap for added comfort.

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Zoggs Tri Vision Junior Goggles

Another pair of Zoggs goggles – this time with larger lenses in a mask style. They are suitable for children aged 6 – 14 and have a soft seal to prevent leaks and a wide range of vision due to the large lenses. The lenses have both UVA and UVB protection and anti-fog for clear swimming. The lenses are colour tinted to help reduce light glare. Our pair comes with a clear strap with a quick lock and release system and funky green and blue lenses.

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Zoggs Peppa Pig Adjustable Goggles

Who doesn’t like Peppa Pig? These goggles are aimed at children aged between 1 – 6 years. With anti-fog lenses for clear vision in the pool, Pepper also comes with 100% Sun Protection from UVA and UVB rays. They have a soft seal around the eyes to make sure no water comes in and gives a light touch to make the goggles comfortable.

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Aqua Sphere Seal Kid 2 Goggles

These are an updated version of the original Seal Kid goggles and come in a range of bright colours. The design has been reimagined to include a more effective seal, widened lenses for full vision and increased durability. The strap is easily adjustable, just press and release. They are suitable for children between 3 and 8 years old and latex free.

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Aqua Sphere Vista Junior Goggles

Another pair of goggles from Aqua Sphere and you can get these ones with added glitter! They are designed for children aged 6 – 14. The streamlined design helps to prevent drag, making this design great for water sports. These are latex-free, anti-fog and with 180 degree vision they make for a clear swim.

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Are you ready for the #goggleschallenge?

In a partnership with Bath Mums, Swimcentral are running a “Goggles Challenge” this month, where the children in our swim school will put goggles to the ultimate test.

The Goggles

On Saturday, six of the children in our swimming lesson were given pairs of Aquasphere, Zoggs and Speedo goggles which have been designed for children between 4 and 8 years old.

They were given out at random to keep until the challenge is over (unless of course they are awful!!)

The Challenges

So what are the challenges taking place over the next four weeks?

The Big Chase
How misty do your goggles get after exercise?

Comfy Goggles
Can you wear the goggles for the whole lesson?

Underwater adventures
Jumping and diving to collect treasure from the bottom of the pool (the leaking test).

The ‘Epic’ factor!
A score for overall greatness

How does it work?

The children will be asked to score their goggles and then there will be a final vote to decide the winner!

Parents have a chance to join in as well and have their say on what they think of the goggles.

Everyone will have their photo taken whilst wearing the goggles and they will be posted online on Bath Mums website and here on our own blog.

A big thank you to everyone who has signed up to this challenge!

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