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  • Open Water
  • Triathlon

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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  • Open Water
  • Technique and Training

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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  • Health and Nutrition
  • Open Water

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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  • Open Water

How Open Water Swimmers Can Use Pool Swimming to Their Advantage

As temperatures fall, many open water swimmers are contemplating a return to the pool. Some of us are begrudgingly thinking about how to transition from a summer of fun swimming out in the open and heading back indoors to the confines of the concrete...

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  • Triathlon
  • Open Water

How to Fit and Swim in a Wetsuit

If you’re thinking about swimming in a wetsuit, here’s what you need to consider.

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  • Open Water
  • Triathlon

How To Swim Open Water Year-Round

Winter is coming. Though you might be sweltering now, seasons will change and air and water temperatures will plummet. And as those currently cozy temps dip, many swimmers will be forced out of the oceans, lakes, and rivers and into indoor pools arou...

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  • Open Water

How to Draft in Open Water Races

As a well-documented slacker myself, I have been a lifelong fan of letting other people do the work while I reap the benefits. Therefore, I am a huge fan of drafting (in swims done when there’s not a global pandemic that necessitates social dis...

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  • Open Water

How to Shift Your Swimming Goals to 2021

For most open water swimmers, the 2020 season has been anything but ordinary. Nearly all of us got tossed out of our usual pools and training routines in mid-March because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, just as we were building up to longer dista...

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  • Open Water

What to Know About Sun Safety If You’re Swimming Outside

You may have transitioned to swimming outdoors this year in response to indoor pools being closed or limiting capacity to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. If you’ve found a safe place to swim outside, that’s great. However, in t...

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  • Triathlon

How Open Water Swimmers Can Become More Comfortable With Bilateral Breathing

Most Masters coaches have probably shouted themselves hoarse over the issue of bilateral breathing once or twice in their lives. And there’s a reason most of them are so emphatic that swimmers adopt this skill and get comfortable with it.

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