Category: Open Water Swimming

How Hard is Open Water Swimming?

Open water swimming is much different than indoor pools for several factors, mainly due to the riskier exposure and conditions of the current in contrast with swimming in a leveled, supervised pool. We have talked about some of these differences …

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How to Begin Open Water Swimming

Starting yourself in open water swimming requires a lot of practice away from bodies of water, in safer settings like the local pool where – believe it or not – you can simulate the conditions you’ll face outside at least …

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How Long Does it Take to Swim a Mile in Open Water?

On the whole, swimming this distance mostly depends on each person, and more specifically on how long they have been swimming, their workouts and routes, their stamina and general physical condition, and their swimming technique. Age is also a factor …

Be safe in open water swimming

How To Safely Swim in Open Water

I think we are all somewhat less unaware of the dangers that open water swimming encloses, and maybe some of us are feeling panicky about the whole thing.…

What is Open Water Swimming?

Open water swimming is a discipline that is performed in open-air bodies of water such as open oceans, lakes, and rivers. Modern open water swimming is believed to have started on May 3, 1810, when Lord Byron swam several miles …