“ Manufacturer: Speedo / Type: Water Sports „
We used to have some Speedo Junior Splasher Swim Goggles - that is until the little lad 'lost them' at the swimming baths! We paid about £7 for these goggles, as I remember, and I thought it was quite a lot at the time, considering we could get them for under £2 from Home Bargains. However, my dear other half was insisting that as they were Speedo Goggles, they would be 'much better' than the cheaper ones for our little lad, so who am I to disagree.
Our little lad was 6 at the time and as he's small built and they come in only 2 sizes (ages 2-6 years, or ages 6-14 years), we opted for the smaller ones and decided on blue - the only other option was PINK - and no way was my lad wearing pink!
They fitted him well and as they had a clear lens in them, he was able to see well and his vision wasn't obstructed in any way. I liked the fact that these goggles also came with their own storage jacket and it had the famous SPEEDO logo on both the sides and the nose bridge.
With the cheaper goggles he had been wearing, every time we took them off we were finding he was left with bright red strap marks around his face and nose and he said they were 'pulling tight dad'. With the Speedo ones, we found that he didn't complain so much and there were no bright red marks once they were taken off.
They did steam up though still and condensation was still a problem, but overall, they were far superior to the cheaper version we had been using. The only thing was, as I say, he 'lost them. Once he's consoled himself by telling us he still had the storage jacket (but no goggles) and had calmed down a bit, he decided he wanted some green ones, anyway, as he said he'd never liked the blue! Kids! They don't do them in green, so we are off to find a decent pair now in a colour he's happy with.
REVIEW UPDATE: We have managed to source another pair of these goggles from Ebay and my son is now the proud owner of a green pair. They are just as good as the original pair we mislaid, but he's over the moon with the new colour. Great goggles and certainly recommended.
Last year i booked my daughter into our local swimming pool for swimming lessons, I decided that i would prefer for her to have privet lessons just her and a swimming instructor as i wanted her to get the most out of her lessons and become a confident swimmer. Im not a confident swimmer and wanted her to have no fear of water.
Her first lesson went well but i noticed by the time her lesson ended that her eyes were bright red and she said her eyes were nipping. The instructor suggested that i buy her a pair of swimming goggles and told me that the speedo junior goggles were a good choice and that my daughters eyes were sensitive to the chlorine in the water. Funny enough thats the brand that the swimming pool was selling, i took her advice and bought them anyway.
They cost me £7.99 from the swimming pool and since then i have seen them cheaper in other shops, i have seen them in jjb and on amazon. I would look about before buying them if your prefer to look after your pennies.
The goggles were available in two age groups 2-6 years and 6-14 years, as my daughter was 5 at the time i bought the 2-6 years size. The goggles come in pink or blue, i bought the pink goggles as thats my daughters favorite colour. The goggles come with a pouch to store the goggles in and my daughter is religious about puting them in the pouch after swimming so she does not loose them. The pink goggles are more of a neon pink and have clear lenses, i like the lenses clear because my daughter can see under the water in its true colour unlike the tinted lenses you can get. The nose bridge is also pink and has the speedo logo on it and can be adjusted to fit right. The pink strap that fits over your head is elasticated and this also has the speedo logo printed on it, this can also be adjusted for a perfect fit. The goggles edging around the eye area is made from silicone and gives a good amount of suction so that no water enters the lenses or into your childs eyes, the silicone makes them soft and gentle on my daughters face and if you adjust the straps and nose bridge correctly they do not leave any marks or redness to the face and eye areas.
Like most goggles i have tried they need to be dipped in the water and drain the water out as i find they steam up and have condensation in them. Its not a problem as most goggles are like this but trying to explain this to my daughter was hard work.
My daughter says they are very comfortable to wear and she enjoys looking under the water now and is not bothered with people splashing in the pool because the water no longer goes in her eyes. They have helped build her confidence in the pool and is coming along leaps and bounds with her lessons and most importantly the strong chlorine no longer effects eyes. She is now six and i am going to purchase the older age group goggles for her soon, i would not buy any other brand than speedo now, speedo is very good quality and hard wearing and the googles a year later are in perfect condition. Also a year later im a more confident swimmer and enjoy taking my daughter to the pool.
I have both my daughters and my step son Josh taking swimming lessons at our local pool because i feel its important for them to be able to swim as we live very close to the sea. I take Josh every tuesday to his swimming lesson after school, as he is progressing he does seem to stop a lot during the lesson suffering with his eyes, the strong chlorine in the pool.
We have bought him a few pairs of swim goggles but these have broken or keep filling up with water so i decided to take him into JJB and see if we could get a pair that would fit.
A sale person in JJB advised the speedo junior splasher swimming goggles are the best.
Speedo junior splasher swimming goggles come in two different colours pink or blue, he wanted the blue , these also come in two different sizes age 2 years - 6 years or 6-14 years. Josh is 10 so we took the 6-14 years size. Junior splasher goggles cost £8.99 from jjb, could be cheaper possibly if you shop around.
The goggles look like any other pair of goggles, these have elastic rubber straps across the back and adjustable. The rubber around the goggle lens are actually silicon but gives good suction around the goggle witch provide a tight seal so no water can get in and they seem neat and comfortable to wear. When Josh takes them off after his swim he does not have rings around his eyes like his last ones did. The lenses are made from polycarbonate so will be hard to damage.
I help Josh put the goggles on before he gets into the pool, i find it easier to put the goggle lens on his eyes and gently lift the straps over to the back of his head. I adjust the two straps so one is on the back of his head and one slightly further up, this is how the shop person showed us.
These water tight , a comfortable fit , reasonable price and most importantly keep Josh's eyes dry and free from the chemicals in the water. Since he has been using the goggles he has be less irritated during his lesson so allow him to concentrate , helped him a lot.
I highly recommend the speedo junior splasher swimming goggles
We have a public swimming baths relatively near to our house, and as such my family and I frequently go swimming in the pool there. It quickly became apparent that neither of them liked the feel of the water in their eyes, and I found that if it splashed up, they'd become distracted and stop having as much fun as the chemicals in the water irritated their eyes. I bought them both a pair of these Speedo Junior Splasher Swimming Goggles for £2.99 per pair online (available on sites such as Amazon and eBay) and they've been much happier swimming since wearing these.
My daughter has a pink pair of goggles, and my son chose a black set, both of the pairs are sized 6-14 years, although there is a smaller size for kids aged 2-6 years also. The 6-14 year ones are a decent fit as they are adjustable, using a plastic buckle on the side of the goggles to shorten or lengthen the strap as desired.
As a pair of basic, cheap but well made swimming goggles, I think Speedo have done a good job with their Junior Splashers. The strap is made of silicone, meaning it's very stretchy and durable, making it easy to get on and off around the head. The actual eye-parts of the goggle are surrounded by a sturdy but flexible rubbery seal, which when fitted properly, creates a snug seal for the eyes and keeps the chemically water out. It took us a little bit of positioning to get the right fitting, adjusting the strap and making sure the eye parts were snug, but it was easy enough to do.
In terms of looks, there's nothing overly fancy about these swimming goggles, they are relatively plain, but as they are more functional than fashionable, neither myself nor my kids mind, and at least they come in a few colours for them to choose from - black, yellow, pink and blue were the choices on Amazon when I last looked.
I can report that both my son and daughter have not had any problems with leaks with these goggles, so no water has managed to get into them when it shouldn't. The only minor negative for these goggles is that they do have a tendency to steam up every now and then, meaning the kids have to stop swimming, take the goggles off and wipe / rinse the steam away before continuing. For the price I paid for these goggles though, I don't think that's an issue, as I have a more expensive pair of swimming goggles myself, and even these steam up.
Overall, I'm pleased with these Junior Splashers goggles, as are my kids. They are decent enough looking, adjustable, sturdy and keep the water out of their eyes, so I'm happy with them.
My daughter has recently started swimming privately as we find this extremely important especially when we live on the Isle of Wight. She also has a swimming pool at her school that she is starting in a week and I believe they will be swimming there next summer.
I bought these goggles from a local sport shop that did all sorts of brands and prices. These goggles I found as they are pink and junior size 2-6 years. They do lots of different colours and the next size are 6-14 years. The colour is pretty funky a bright fluorescent pink and white tie die effect.
I paid a very reasonable price of £5.99. I believe its worth going for this particular brand as they specialise in swimming therefore should be comfortable and not interfere with the sport.
My daughter who is 5 in a few months finds them very comfy and keeps the water away from her eyes with the suction affect you get around the silicone seal edges. The straps now have speedfit technology for easy adjustment. It has a button at the back where you push and pull the straps to loosen the straps or you just pull the straps to tighten. Very simple and easy for them to use.
It comes with basic information and instructions but to be honest what more do you need to know. It comes in a 100% recyclable card packaging.
To put the goggles on you need to put the goggles around the eye then place the strap over the head then to take them off pull the strap back over the head then remove the goggles carefully.
These are worth every penny and we are very pleased with our purchase.
Thank you for reading and I hope this has been of some help.
After the constant nagging of an 8 year old, my mum finally broke (before me for a change!) and bought my daughter some goggles!
After perusing through the many products available for sale on www.amazon.co.uk, she came across the ideal item.
The product I will now review is - "Speedo - splasher junior 6-14 years, goggles".
The first draw point of these is the fact they were cheap, £2.99 for a pair and free P&P, though this was always going to cost me much less than my mum!
The goggles are bright pink ( the second draw!), and is made from a soft and very flexible rubber (all except for the lenses).
The goggles fit snuggly against the eye sockets, though once wet these cause the goggles to seal securely to the skin stopping any water from getting in.
The strap that holds the goggles onto the head are adjustable, and easy to do, my daughter had some goggles previously and really struggled adjusting them herself, especially when they were wet!
There are stated as being competitive standard swimming goggles, and even have UV filters in the lenses, and unlike other goggles we have had, these don't seem to fog up either, though this may have more to do with the seal working properly, than being a better branded item.
These are a good quality product that work just as they should.
Thanks for reading x