The best post I’ve read so far with OWS tips. Great summary and insight
Originally posted on LoneSwimmer:
I’ve written various How To’s about different aspects of open water swimming in detail. This post is intended to be a general round-up of maybe useful advice for triathletes (based on substantial open water swimming experience).
- Open water practice is different and separate to pool practice, and equally essential. You need both.
- Breathing and sighting are two SEPARATE activities. Breathe to the side. Sight from LOW over the water (think of it as crocodile eyes).
- Getting through large breaking waves is simple and quick (once you’ve practised it). Dive under them. Don’t try to go over or through.
- Different wind strengths and directions (to your swimming direction) change the water conditions in different…
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