Question: When were goggles First used in swimming?

Dating back to the Persians using polished tortoise shells in the 14th century, swimmers wear goggles first and foremost to protect their eyes and vision while submerged in water.

When were goggles First used in swimming Olympics?

1976 Goggles were first allowed at the Olympics in 1976, and many athletes used them in preparation at the 1972 Games.

When were the first swimming goggles invented?

14th Century The first known goggles used for swimming and diving were invented in Persia in the 14th Century. Originally made from polished tortoise shells (hence the transparency) and used by pearl divers, they remained popular for two centuries in the Middle East.

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