Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Nootca Goggle Review: Mary Eggers

Pay it forward: Before I can design, develop, and manufacture a swim goggle, I complete a long process of research. This enables me to find out what people really want and need in a product. The more research that I do, the better a product turns out. Many times this research has me reading swim forums and blogs to find out what people are really saying (unfiltered). This research has led me to Mary Eggers @ Mary had a great post on swim goggles that gave some insight which helped me to further my research. You can read what went down next on her blog as she reviews the Nootca product line.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Nootca Eleven Goggle Review

For more info on the Nootca Eleven swim goggle, take a look at the review from Kyle Burnell.

Kyle was one of the earliest adopters to our brand and we thank him for his honest review and input on improving our products.  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jordan Rapp, Lava Magazine, and the Nootca Eleven goggle

Pick up a copy of the Dec/Jan issue of Lava Magazine to read "Kona Debrief" by Jordan Rapp. Jordan talks about his equipment choices and his reasons for choosing the Nootca eleven.

Jordan reached out to us a week before Kona to test our selection of swim goggles.  We delivered on the Tuesday before the race and on Wednesday he made the decision to race with the Nootca eleven in Kona!  

Update: read the article online - LAVA

Friday, November 2, 2012

Nootca swim goggle adjustment

Video "how to" on Swim goggle adjustment. Clip design features multiple variations, from a simple release to a more sophisticated weaving to place the end of the straps parallel with your body alignment.  The clip allows you a little added personalization. I have seen some additional ways to use the clip and will post soon.  Have a new way to use this clip? - Send us an image to post.  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Nootca Swim goggle case

Our next video in our "how to" series.  The protective pouch is included with each goggle.  The pouch is made from a microfiber which is ideal to clean the outside of your goggle lens without scratching.  The tie-string closure allows the goggle to be placed in the pouch while wet without difficulty.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Nootca 5 Swedish goggle assembly

How to assemble a Swedish style goggle is still one of the biggest questions we receive.   

In this video we put together 3 ways the Nootca 5 can be configured to show the adjustability of the goggle.   Each version can be used for any Swedish goggle in the market....including using our exclusive nose rod. 

V1: Pre-assembled nose rod: best for light pressure from the straps

V2: String assembley: best for tight straps

V3: Strap modification: best for a medium pressure  

Lets us know if you have any more tips or insight on the Swede and we'll include them in our next video.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Nootca swim goggle instructions - nose-piece removal

A customer requested further instruction on removing the nose-piece to change sizes.  I wanted to share the image we sent him. 

Let us know if you have any questions...

Video Instructions 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Nootca 207 swim goggle Review with Marni Sumbal

Here's a great review and recommendation of our Nootca goggles from a 5x Ironman finisher, Marni Sumbal.  Her blog is filled with training and nutritional information along with triathlete product reviews.  Today she honored us with a review on our goggles.  Marni also said she will wear Nootca's 207 goggle in the upcoming Branson 70.3.  This is huge for our company and we are proud to be represented. Thanks, Marni!

Click here to see Marni's review

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nootca 5 swedish goggle

One of our early testers tweet on her first impression of the Nootca 5 Swedish goggle.  Also one of our favorites. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Pee Spotting Swim Goggle

A little humor during the day is always appreciated..  Just a note from one of our satisfied customers, enjoy:

"I was swimming in your goggles and I could see every time one of my friends peed in the pool.  They gave me a huge advantage to getting out of the pool before I felt a warm spot.  My friends are gross.  Thank you for a great pee spotting goggle." - Horatio

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Reddit: To celebrate 6000 users we have six pairs (of your choice of) Nootca googles to giveaway

Nootca is providing 6 winners of the contest one goggle in any color of their choice from the current product line at

There are some great inspirational stories to read on how swimming has changed peoples lives.  We are honored to be a part of it. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Nootca: swim goggle peripheral vision

I had a great email exchange with a Triathlete on his frustrations with swim goggles currently in the market.  I provided a couple of cell phone photos showing the differences between Nootca goggles and the other brands he mentioned.  These two photos highlight the added peripheral vision Nootca goggles provide.   email us...

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Swim goggle shippment

Our first bulk shipment from the factory.  This was a big step for us in our company.  To say it was a big relief, is an understatement. Getting through customs and organizing the paperwork is a challenge.   The next shipment of swim goggles is expected to arrive in another 30 days to keep up with our orders.  We have also begun designing for next year... 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Olympic Trial Goggle Giveaway 2012

Shot of our duffel half full of product outside the warm-up pool

Things have settled down since we arrived back home from trials and our first shipment of goods is scheduled to arrive on Friday the 13th.

Olympic trials:
Two great mornings of handing out product.   We had a great reception from the athletes, by the second day we had swimmers asking for the goggles their friends talked about.

It was also amazing to see how much the event has grown since I started in the industry...  truly amazing.  

Omaha's must see and eat:



Friday, June 22, 2012

2012 Olympic Trials - Giveaway

We are headed to the 2012 Olympic trials in Omaha to give away 200 samples of the 5 Swedish.   Sample includes the goggle in clear, anti-fog, two silicone nose rods, and a string assembly. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Pre-production shippment

We received our first shipment of product for approval!  These samples are a test run for the factory to nail down any discrepancies in the final product.  We called out a couple areas where the factory needs to improve before we can release these to the public but full production is close. 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Morning swim test

Nootca 207: final version with soft touch gasket. We had a great morning testing and approving this sample for production.  It is amazing.   Location - Caspersen beach, Venice FL. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

This is the first production sample of our packaging: 100% paper product.  We have eight more to approve and we'll be up and running.  Our first shipment is expected to arrive the end of this month.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Nootca 5 swedish goggle assembly

Instructions are included in the packaging for the 5.  Two options for a custom fit.   

Our video instructions here:  Nootca 5 swede

Sunday, April 8, 2012 is up and ready for pre-order

Take a look at the site, the images, the product and let us know if you have any questions: