Training goggles are called training goggles because they are designed and made with the intention of providing the swimmer with extra comfort as training time is a lot longer than racing time. Training in swimming is thought to be 2-3hrs on average per session so conventional training goggles will have more silicone padding and be more comfortable then racing goggles. Often the lens will be bigger and wider and provide extra vision. As the lens is bigger and goggles bulkier, they will not provide as much streamline or create less resistance through the water compared to racing goggles. Many people also report getting less goggle marks or at least the goggle marks being less intense than smaller lensed racing goggles. When selecting a training goggle think about the environment you will be swim training in and if you need a clear or lighter lens for in door training or a darker, tinted lens to protect you from the sun. If you swim at night or early in the morning an amber lens could be best. If you don’t want a goggle that is too big for racing but still want some silicone padding, look for something in the middle like the TYR Black Ops 140 Ev Goggle. If you are seeking maximum vision for long hours swimming the Aqua Sphere Kayenne google is a good option or the TYR Special Ops 2.0 or TYR Next Pro Goggle.

The TYR Nest Pro Goggle, The Aqua Sphere Kayenne Goggle and TYR Special Ops 2.0 Goggle all available in a variety of colors and lens types. All of these provide more view and clarity in the water. Choice is often based on face size and shape to fit of the actual goggle.
The Original TYR Tracer X goggles as this has 206-degree vision and the TYR Black Ops 140 Ev goggle which many of our customers have told us is better but very similar to the Speedo Opal goggle. Both these goggles are more comfortable than smaller racing alternatives if you want a smaller lens gogglen to train in and both come in mirror and non-mirror lens colour and original and nano size for smaller faces.
We find that often females wear the nano goggles as they have smaller faces or kids who find the kids range to small but the main size or original adult goggle size too big. So nano goggles are for anyone who believes they have a smaller face and find adult goggles are leaking due to the lens size being too big.
Only use anti fog on your goggles if you feel like they are misting up or very foggy. This may mean the ani-fog coating on your goggles has come off and you need to re-coat your goggles. A Good brand of Anti fog is TYR or View. They come with instructions on how to use but we tell customer to coat before they go to bed, so it dries over night and then rinse in the morning in case of any excess as you don’t want this to go into your eye. Then repeat for a few nights in a row initially to ensure you have coated enough and then only once a week there after unless you feel you need more.
No matter if sea water or chlorinated, 6 months is about when you will need a new pair of goggles, 4-6 months is normally when you start thinking about it and from around 2 months you may need to start using anti-fog protector and sometimes replace the strap to get more life out of your goggles as depending on how long and many times a week you swim, the conditions and environmental factors will change how long goggles last. Of course, the better you take care of your goggles like everything the longer they may last and feel good for use.
Contrary to popular belief tightening your goggles does not always stop goggle leaking. If you are always stopping to tighten or adjust your goggles while swimming most likely the goggle is not the right shape or design for you face. Call our goggle experts on 1300 132 852 and they can assist you with selecting a goggle right for you.
Some form of Goggles marks will always occur as without suction your goggles can’t keep the water out. Often if you have a goggle that sits more out of your eye sockets you will get less intense goggle marks, so if you want goggles for less goggle marks go for bigger lens goggles, but this may not be right for you if you require racing goggles as these need to sit more in your eye sockets to be more streamlined.
A clear goggle or a light blue goggle lens will be good for lower lights and reduces the surface glare from water and provide good visibility. Amber, Yellow or light rose goggles are also good for lower light and darker days or when you are racing at night.