The best post I’ve read so far with OWS tips. Great summary and insight
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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