Swedish goggles are a classic and popular type of swimming goggles worn by many competitive swimmers. The original Swedish goggles were produced by the Swedish company Malmsten AB and were first designed in the 1970s. Swedish goggles influenced many other goggle designs and generic Swedish goggles are widely available. Malmsten claims that Swedish goggles are “probably the worlds most copied swim goggles.”
Swedish goggles are notable for a lack of a gasket or seal around the eye cup, as found on most other goggles. They come in various colors including clear, black, blue, green, red, amber, pink, silver metallic and bronze metallic. Swedish goggles are relatively low cost, with basic goggles costing less then 100 SEK retail and metallic goggle costing less then 200 SEK.
Much of the popularity of Swedish goggles is due to their customizable fit. The goggles are sold unassembled, with each goggle set including a pair of eye cups, one long (around 36″) latex rubber strip, and a nose piece consisting of string that fits inside a plastic or rubber tube. Swimmers may choose a single or double head strap, and some choose to cut a small piece of latex from the head strap for use as a nose piece.
For all those who don’t swim or are first timers, they wonder if they should learn swimming during their periods or should they get into the pool at all while on the period. To answer the question quite simply, YES, you absolutely can go swimming during your menstrual cycle. Don’t worry—you won’t be surrounded by a puddle of blood in the water or get a dangerous infection!
When you go for swimming during your period you will find that we don’t seem to bleed while in the water. It’s not because our period bleeding stops in water it’s because we are already in water which creates a counter pressure due to which the menstrual flow is gridlocked (holds at one spot) and does not enter the water. Now suppose you are floating or swimming, the gravitational force is not felt in water as a result of which there is no menstrual flow coming out of the body and gets collected in the uterus till you stay in water.