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How You Can Overcome Your Fear of Open Water

If you’re looking to expand your horizons beyond the pool and are uncomfortable swimming in open water, read on, my friend. With pools being closed during the coronavirus pandemic, many swimmers have ventured to “the other side” and...

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Open Water Swimming Tips

As the water warms up, you might be thinking about venturing into the open water. Open water swimming can offer many benefits: it can better your mental health, sleep and circulation, increase your metabolism, and boost your immune system. It also of...

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Three Open Water Skills to Practice in the Pool

Although there are a bunch of variables in open water that you don’t experience in the pool, you can and should develop some skills in the pool to help you in a triathlon or an open water race. Three of the most basic ones are swimming straight...

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Open Water Swimming Drills You Can Do Now to Get Ready for the Summer

Summer is coming. No, really. It is. It might not feel like it now, but it’s just up around the bend, and with it comes open water swimming season. With that knowledge in hand, it’s time to turn Aesop’s fable of the “Ant and t...

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How to Do Cold Open Water Swimming Safely

Pools closed during the COVID-19 pandemic led many swimmers to dive into the open water. But training in rivers, lakes, seas, or oceans requires swimmers to not only adapt to waves, currents, and boat traffic but to cold temperatures in some places. ...

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Five Ways Pool-Based Snorkel Training Can Make You a Better Open Water Swimmer

For many people the concept of a snorkel brings to mind Caribbean fish-spotting sessions. For open water swimmers, however, a snorkel can be an important part of your gear bag when training in the pool. Specifically, a center-mount snorkel that&rsquo...

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Accessories Other Than Wetsuits That’ll Keep You Warmer in Open Water

Certainly, donning a wetsuit is the first place many swimmers look when trying to extend their open water season. But there are a few other tricks in the open water swimmer’s gear bag that can help you eke out an additional few degrees of comfo...

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How to Swim in Wavy Open Water Conditions

The open water presents ever-changing conditions that the open water swimmer’s motto “No Lanes, No Lines, No Walls” only begins to describe.

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Pool Sets Adapted for Open Water

More pools are opening across the country, but some areas still aren’t back to normal because of space restrictions and programming needs. This means pool-only swimmers might have to venture into the open water for a good workout.

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Can Cold Water Cure Dementia?

If you took part in a polar plunge to clear the cobwebs and ring in the New Year feeling refreshed and ready, you might want to consider adding some more chilly splashes the rest of the year. It might not all be in your head—or maybe that brand...

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