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#1 of 5 Old 12-15-2010, 06:41 PM - Thread Starter
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Does anyone know of a swim goggle that doesn't pull over the head?  I was thinking something that clipped in the back (like a seat belt) might work great.  My son hates the feeling of the elastic pulling over his head to take goggles on and off but does really want to be able to see underwater (sensory processing issues with the goggles). 


Any suggestions?  Thanks so much!

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We have some that clip in back.  Don't know brand, but we bought them at Costco.  Off season now. 


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If you can't find the kind that snap in back, Swim Outlet has a bungee cord that you can substitute for the white elastic strap:




It might be less uncomfortable for him than the white elastic bands.


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I'm not sure if this will help, but the nicer goggles (we use Speedo Jr. Vanquishers for my daughter) have a double strap in the back, so it's much more adjustable than the cheaper, one-piece wide rubber strap that goes across the back. My daughter pulls one up on the crown of her head and the other strap lower on the back of her head. That way you don't have the firmer and thicker rubber strap pulling the goggles


tight right on the back of the head. My daughter is 8 years old and is standing here. She says the double straps are more comfortable "because they make the pressure spread out on the back of your head."

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I have the bungees on my goggles. They are pretty much the same as other straps, the advantage is that you can adjust them more easily and crank them in really tight before a race so your goggles don't fall off. I guess you could put them on loosely and tighten them once they are on but they take a lot of hard pulling and your son might not like that.


I think what you want are these: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cyclone-II-Silver-and-Clear/dp/B001RC5W8A/ref=sr_1_9?s=sports&ie=UTF8&qid=1292718558&sr=1-9 They have a clasp in the back. But I don't see them for sale anywhere in the US. Maybe eBay??

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