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Top 5 Racing Swim Goggles

Updated: Jul 23, 2020

One of the essential equipment any swimmer will own is a good pair of racing goggles. There are three important qualities any good racing goggle should have.

  1. Low Drag profile

  2. Comfort level

  3. Vision (both to cut glare and field of vision)


1. Arena Cobra Ultra Goggles

Get your pair on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2WIQFB4


Pros:

  • Multiple colors to adapt to outdoor and indoor racing

  • Increase depth for long eyelashes

  • 5 different adjustable nose pieces

  • Extremely clear

  • Nice tight suction to prevent goggles from moving during dive and turns

  • Duel strap to ensure goggle has upper and lower support to prevent movement

Cons:

  • Price a little on the high side

Recommend for: High School, College, and Elite swimmers


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2. Speedo Fastskin3 Elite Mirrored Goggle

Get your pair on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2CA16jl


Pros:

  • Comfortable

  • No dangling straps (aka less drag)

  • Easy to adjust strap that has measuring marks

  • Low profile to reduce drag

  • UV protected lens

Cons

  • Price is the most expensive of the bunch

  • Only mirror option (I prefer to only race with mirror for both indoor and outdoor)

Recommend for: Elite swimmers


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3. MP Michael Phelps XCEED Swimming Goggles


Get your pair on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2WItuGS


Pros:

  • Super soft gasket for a watertight seal

  • 100% UV protection

  • Extremely clear

  • Large field of vision

Cons:

  • The strap has had a history of loosening over time

  • Huge price range (expensive if you want the mirror goggle shown above)

Recommended for: Elite swimmers


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4. Swim Unisex-Adult Goggles Mirrored Vanquisher 2.0


Get your pair on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2CDPiMS


Pros:

  • Great visibility

  • UV Protection

  • Multiple nose pieces

  • Cheap!

  • Good field of vision

Cons:

  • Not as low profile as others mentioned in this list

  • Bubbles sometimes get stuck under goggles until the face is tilted

Recommended for: Beginners, High school, and College swimmers


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5. Arena Swedix Swedish Swim Goggles for Men and Women

Get your pair on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2WKkwJ7


Pros:

  • Enhanced split lens to promote the proper head position

  • Cheap!

  • deep to accommodate people with long eyelashes

  • Smooth transition for someone who trains with Swedish Goggles

Cons:

  • High profile compared to other in this list

  • No silicon gasket need to make sure goggle is tight to prevent movement and water form entering

  • Scratches easily

Recommended for: Beginners, High school, and College swimmers


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