We strongly encourage NO GOGGLES until children have successfully completed the glider level. With a heavy safety focus in our lower levels, swimmers moving up from glider can be considered water-safe. This means: If they were to unexpectedly find themselves in water, they would have several skills ingrained to bring them to safety. (This is not an endorsement for children to be unattended around water.)
For children with extreme sensitivity to the pool, goggles can be worn for non-safety skills. If children exclusively learns safety skills wearing goggles, this can jeopardize their water safety by creating a dependency on the goggles. Children will likely not be wearing goggles, should they unexpectedly find themselves in the water, and we want those safety skills to be as sharp as possible.