&s Mooseman…Memphis in May… Escape from Alcatraz… Great Chesapeake Bay Swim. Some of the biggest and most popular triathlons and open-water swims are less than a month away. These early-season races are fun, but they present a unique challenge: How do you prepare for open water when it’s too cold to train in your local lake or ocean? In this article, we’ve assembled all of the Go Swim drills, articles, products, and product reviews that can help you get ready for open water while you’re still on dry land… or while you’re still in your heated pool with lane lines. Read on….
I know one group of swimmers who are preparing for the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim by doing outdoor swims in their local pool (currently 60 degrees) before it officially opens (at 78 degrees) on Memorial Day, and another braving their first open water swim this weekend. That’s dedication. But it shows that with a little creativity, you can find ways to prepare for open water, no matter where you live. So enjoy the links, get signed up for an open-water race or tri, and Go Swim!
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PRODUCT REVIEWS/POOL TOOLS
Finis Center-Mount Snorkel
Three Golden Rules for Triathlon Swim Training, by Andreas
What Kind of Kick Should I Use?
Why Do I Swim?
LINKS TO TRIATHLON AND OPEN-WATER RACE CALENDARS