It was about 5 years ago when I was at one of our first swim lessons with Olivia, my oldest. She was 5 years old back then and I clearly remember the pool...
A small room, packed with parents and kids, noisy, rowdy, hot and filled with stress in the air.
The swim instructor was standing in the pool and working with kids as they sat on the edge of the pool. Some were crying, some were quiet, but the most notable part of this entire Circus was the parents...The parents were trying everything in their power to be optimistic, happy and encouraging. I was one of them.
Now it was our turn. We rushed over to the pool, I "tried" to put on her swim goggles (the water is so chlorinated that you could smell it a mile away), but they were too tight and were pulling on her hair. I was stressed, she was getting frustrated, and the entire situation became one big dance around trying to make these swim goggles fit.
At that moment I had the usual thought: "Why are there no comfortable swim goggles for kids, this is just crazy!"
I went home that day and scowered the internet for comfortable swim goggles. There were none. So, being a hobby inventor I went into my basement "laboratory" and cut up some of my wetsuits (I now live in Kentucky and these poor wetsuits were just aging away next to my surfboards...).
A few minutes later I had created a functional prototype that solved our problems!
At our next swim lesson I was the only parent that did not struggle with swim goggles! Yes, the prototypes were not the prettiest but they worked. This gave me the encouragement to work on more esthetic versions. Soon parents were asking me where I got them!
Making future versions not only functional but cool was the fun part! I now make Frogglez Goggles in all shapes and forms, customize them for swim schools and water parks, and who knows what the future holds....
One thing is for certain, Frogglez Goggles are the most comfortable swim goggles in the World!
The head circumference determines the size strap you will want to use as well as if you will want to use any silicone extension rings.
This is how you measure head circumference:
Average head circumference for CHILDREN is 19 - 21.5 inches
Average head circumference for ADULTS is 21.75 - 22.5 inches
The best width of the goggles will be determined by the width of the head and the space between the eyes. This varies dramatically and is the reason why so many different goggles exist on the market. There is not one perfect goggle, only the one that fits your face best. Frogglez come in 2 sizes to accommodate the vast majority of faces and are designed so that you can attach the strap to almost any goggle should you find one that fits your face perfectly.
Most goggles will either leak at the far edges on the side of the face due to being too wide or right next to the bridge of the nose if there is not enough support yet for the sealing edge.
Frogglez are designed to put gentle pressure in the sealing edge of the face where the goggles tend to leak providing a superior fit. This seal is best if no extension rings are used.
Measuring the distance between the temples gives a good estimate on which goggle size will fit best.
SMALL GOGGLES: 4 inches or less
MEDIUM GOGGLES: 4+ inches
HALF MASK: 4.5+ inches (does not work well without a bridge between eyes)
These innovative rings allow for the increase in size of all Frogglez Goggles! Adding an extension ring is easy and also makes attachment to other goggles simple.