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Unless your child has a medical condition which makes it vital that they wear swimming goggles…

it’s always best for children to learn to swim without them. Why?  Because they need to be able to cope without panicking if they happen to accidently fall into water, as it’s hardly likely that they would be wearing goggles at that time.

If your child is showing signs of having particularly sensitive eyes, I always suggest to parents that they give them goggles to wear during part but not all of the lesson.

At what age could they start wearing goggles?  Usually when they begin to do more exercises that involve them rhythmically submerging the face. This is usually when they are approximately 2 years of age. 

A final word… choose good quality goggles and always take care fitting them on your child. The goggles should be placed against the eyes first, and then the straps should be fitted around the head.

Here are two online companies that sell a brand of kids goggles that are quite large and so more comfortable for them to wear: 'Aqua Sphere Kids Seal Clear Lens Goggles':

www.wiggle.co.uk  or  www.simplyswim.co.uk

Enjoy your swimming

Best
Glynis
TinyFins Baby and Toddler Swimming