By Mat Luebbers
Voting will open on 22 Feb and close on 21 Mar 2012. The winners will be announced on 30 Mar.Vote Now: Top Goggles
Everyone has something to say about their favorites. I received a lot of interesting nominations, but have narrowed them down to several finalists for your consideration. As a result, some great candidates didn't get quite enough nominations to make to the finals.
What are your favorite goggles? Did they make the voting round? If not, let us know on the About Swimming Readers' Forum. Tell us what makes your favorite so good, and remember to nominate them next year.
Goggles have improved from the "old days" of glass lenses. Swim goggles come in all colors and sizes, clear, smoked, mirrored, with corrective lenses and even built-in anti fog. Several inventors are working on putting a clock into or onto goggles so you can see your time as you swim.
For me, once I find a style of goggles I liked, I tried to stick with them. I would stray and try other styles, but I always came back to the ones I found worked best for me way back in the days of high school swimming. The model and brand I like seem to go in and out of production every year, but I have been lucky to find them again whenever I needed to get a new pair or two. To be safe, last time I bought goggles, I bought 12 pair!