Ok. I know it's a bit late, but now that I've got my own car, we've decided that it's time for the kids to take proper swimming lessons. I think we are more or less ready, but we should get Abby a good pair of swimming goggles as she's terrified of having water in her eyes. Hubby bought Abby one but her eyes were all squashed and she could hardly see through them. She rather risk being splashed than wearing them!
Then I came across Aqua Sphere's swim mask. They are bigger than goggles, but they look much more comfortable and has a wider lens so Abby should be able to see more through them. The kind PR has offered us their improved model - Aqua Sphere Seal Kid 2 Swim Mask to review.
The Aqua Sphere Seal Kid 2 Swim Mask (suitable for 3 years+, SRP £16.99) comes in assorted vibrant colours including blue, green, purple, pink, red and white, as well as clear and blue lens. We were sent a blue (Abby's choice) clear lens version to try. The swim mask provides 180 degrees panoramic vision and 100% UVA/UVB protection, with anti-fog and scratch resistant lens, low profile, contoured frame, easy to adjust latex-free straps and exclusive 100% Softeril skirt for comfort and leak resistant seal.
To tighten the straps, simply pull the strap end until desired length, then use the clear clips to hold the dangling strap end in place. To loosen it, gently lift the neon green clip open and pull the strap that's against the head loose.
We wanted to take some pictures of Abby in the pool, but there is a no camera policy so we couldn't get the pictures we wanted. These were taken in the changing room. You can see that the lens covers a really big area so that her eyes won't be squashed. The seal all around made it leak proof and Abby can go under the water without any problem (apart from trying to hold her breath in). She isn't afraid of us splashing her anymore either!
I know some people will think that swim mask looks a bit bulky, but I think the Aqua Sphere Seal 2 Kid ones look very trendy! I love the colour, and I don't have to worry about her eyes getting all squashed! Fog and scratch has always been a problem with our swimming goggles, but none of that with the swim mask! I think she looks very cool in them, and it's a pair of swim mask I can trust. I'll definitely get Clay one, and I highly recommend them for other kids and adults too!