How to Know What Size Swim Goggles & Swim Caps to Get Kids


Swim caps and goggles come in specific sizes for children. Most popular swim brands from Speedo to TYR have a line of caps and goggles in different colors and patterns available Goggles and caps are one size fits all. The overall fit can vary between styles and brands.

Things You'll Need

  • Swim goggles
  • Swim caps
  • Swim store or sporting goods store


  • First decide your price points and what kind of goggles and swim cap your child needs. If she is a competitive swimmers, look for a race specific goggle and swim cap. If she is just taking lessons or going to the pool for fun, a less expensive goggle and cap will work.

  • Swim goggles for kids are specially fitted for smaller heads and eye sockets.
    They are adjustable, so often it just takes some tweaking of the straps to get the right fit. The right fit means the goggles don't leak but they aren't so tight that they are uncomfortable. Have your child try on different pairs of goggles at the swim shop or sporting goods store to find the perfect ones for your price point and their activity level.

  • Swim caps are available in silicone and latex for kids. Caps are one size fits all and will stretch to the size of your child's head. They are typically about an one-eighth inch shorter on all sides than an adult cap. Dome style caps are designed for younger children or those with smaller heads. Search for a color and style your child likes. Have your child try the cap on to make sure it fits properly and provides adequate coverage.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not purchase goggles online unless you are replacing or buying an additional pair for a style that your child already uses. Trying them on in store is the only way to make sure of a proper fit.

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