Here are 6 tips if you’re interested in becoming an open water swimmer. You should set up and stick to an realistic training schedule and start swimming in open water if possible. Always bring warm clothes no matter what the weather is. You should also wear ear plugs so that cold water doesn’t get into your head and decrease your body temperature.
Next, you should practice sighting, but be careful not to hurt your back or shoulders. Then you should swim without lane lines so that you are swimming in a similar environment as open water races.
Finally, you should train in a crowded lane, because open water races can become crowded, and you need to learn how to navigate around a lot of people. Open water swimming is very different from swimming in a pool, but following these tips will help you feel more prepared out in the open water.
- If you are a pool swimmer trying open water swimming to provide a new challenge, enjoyment and scenery
- Helpful tips on how to transition to open water swimming from pool swimming to help you be prepared
- Open water racing my be a great way to try something different and build new motivation other than normal pool swimming
“Although open water racing may be scary for pool swimmers, it can be a great way to build motivation and try something different.”