Kentucky Father, Frustrated by Kids’ Swim Goggles, Creates Ultimate Problem Solver with Updated Design, Partners with The Grommet for Product Launch

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Product Pitch Competition Runner-up, Frogglez, No Hassle Swim Goggles for Kids Now Available for Sale on The Grommet

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The Grommet is able to launch products faster than any other retail platform and that’s evident in the fact that just four short months ago, all Frogglez had was a prototype.

In March, 2013, The Grommet met Dr. Christian Hahn, a dentist from Louisville, KY at their Product Pitch Competition and crowned his company, Made By My Dad LLC, first runner-up. He entered the contest with only a prototype of his hassle free, easy to use swim goggles for kids. The design is an innovative, updated take on traditional swim goggles yet their comfort and ease of use allows kids to put them on and take them off without assistance. The straps are made from a stretchy, and wide neoprene. Adjustments aren’t needed and they won’t pull or tug at the hair. They even float if kids need to take them off mid-swim.

As a father, Christian noticed the constant struggle with his own children’s goggles that were too difficult to put on and take off at the pool. He had the idea to create an easier alternative and partnered with The Grommet to help him make his idea a reality. In the last four months, The Grommet has partnered with Christian to assist with every aspect of launch including pricing, packaging and advice on distribution. The Grommet’s comment board also served as a way for Christian to gather critical feedback from customers such as price and design. What he found was that there is a also huge demand for adult goggles and he is now working on initial prototypes.

“The Grommet is able to launch products faster than any other retail platform and that’s evident in the fact that just four short months ago, all Frogglez had was a prototype. Our strong pattern recognition told us that Frogglez Goggles would be a hugely successful problem solver for a large audience. We can’t wait to see what Christian comes out with next,” says Jules Pieri, Co-Founder and CEO at The Grommet.

Christian credits The Grommet for his success and says “Frogglez Goggles was created by me. Yet the company was truly 'made' by launching on The Grommet. Little did I know that working with The Grommet would make my product, Frogglez Goggles, such an instant success. The staff at The Grommet treated me and my product like family from day one, making the process of launching a new product not only easy but fun and exciting.”

Frogglez Goggles are available on for $24.95.

About The Grommet:
Founded in 2008,The Grommet is a curated online marketplace and product launch platform for undiscovered products that's reshaping the way people fundamentally launch, discover, share, influence and buy products online. Its mission is rooted in the philosophy of Citizen Commerce™, a movement that enables product purchases that express powerful contemporary values around sustainability, quality, technology and social enterprise. Since its founding, The Grommet has grown into a trusted and influential source for launching new products, having been among the very first to discover Fitbit, Soda Stream and Bananagrams, and making them into household names. To learn more about The Grommet's products and mission visit the website at and CEO Jules Pieri's blog at You can also follow them on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and Facebook and watch their videos on their YouTube channel.

About Made By My Dad, LLC:
Made By My Dad, LLC, founded by Christian Hahn, delivers products that enhance the lives of parents and their kids. Frogglez Goggles, their first product, are the most comfortable swim goggles available that eliminate the hassles associated with traditional swim goggles. For more information on Made By My Dad and Frogglez Goggles visit us at

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