Why do Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy / Hybrid Concepts Australia Athletes choose Vorgee Goggles as their choice for training and racing?
Simple.... they are the best on the market. For a fail proof pair of goggle that allows you to perform at your optimum with clear view in all conditions and a pair of goggle for individual face shape and sizes. This is the reason why over 90% of the SCTA squad wears Vorgee goggles. With 75% choosing the Vorgee Missile as their chosen pair.
Head Coach, Toby Coote, has been involved in water sports since 1984 when he moved to the Sunshine Coast. A noted surf swimmer, he lead out of races or was within the front pack time and time again. He has tried numerous brands of goggles but the one that he has stuck with was the Vorgee Missile.
I started wearing the Vorgee Goggles in 2006 when introduced to them by John Vorgias while I was working at Kawana Aquatic Centre. At that time Vorgee Goggles had only been in the market for a year. I was wearing a rival brand goggle. After my first swim I was impressed with the comfort and the ease that they could be changed.
Since then I have been a Vorgee Goggle convert. In 2010 Vorgee came on board as a sponsor of the Sunshine Coast Triathlon Academy and of the SCTA / HCAUS Junior Scholarship were they supply goggles and training accessories to the 2 lucky recipients each year.
As a Coach I am always on the look out for that edge that will help with performance. I believe we have the right accessory in the form of the Vorgee Goggle range that helps with performance in the water, whether that is racing or training.
All Goggles these days come in a variety of colours, clear and tinted lenses, latex and rubber straps and nose pieces. So how do you know what is right for you?
# 1 Lens Colour - To Tint or not to Tint For gloomy days or indoor swimming the clear lens is perfect to be able to see with clear vision. If you know you are racing early morning and will be dark then the best bet is the clear lens.
For those days that you are swimming during the day, in high/bright light or swimming into the sun, then the tinted lens is perfect for those conditions. Like having a good pair of tinted sunglasses in the sun, well the swim goggle is no different. The tint will help to protect your eyes from the harmful rays and also help with navigation in the open water.
# 2 Latex / Rubber Straps These are perfect for longevity of the goggle and also for holding the goggle on your head, without giving you a headache. For those races in the surf or open water always make sure the swim cap goes over the goggles while on your head.
# 3 Nose Pieces You have a choice of 3 different sizes in the Vorgee Missile range. Try the original one as for 90% of the athletes that use them you won't have to change it. But for the that 10% there is a choice to make the Vorgee Missile perfect for your face shape and nose size.
# 4 Variety of Goggles With 29 different goggles to chose from in the Vorgee range including 6 kids specific goggles and 3 special editions in pink to support the National Breast Cancer foundation and the Triathlon Pink series.
My pick for Triathlon Specific races and training are the Vorgee Missile range, Vorgee Terminator and Vorgee Vortech.
To this day I know I can pull out a brand new pair of Vorgee Missiles out of the box put them on my head without adjusting them and start swimming. They are just the perfect fit for me. But make sure you remove the protective film on the front of the lens. They make the vision not so clear if you don't....and believe me I have had a few forget to remove them. It can be quite funny
For more information or to see the great Vorgee range go to www.vorgee.com