Summer is the time for triathlons and other open water swimming events. While many swimmers like the challenge of swimming in lakes or oceans, the lack of proper preparation can make these events overwhelming and dangerous.
Swimming in open water is significantly more difficult than swimming in a pool due to potentially rough and murky waters, other creatures swimming with you and water and air temperature variations. The distance you are swimming (whether it’s that far or not) will likely feel farther in the open water than it will in the pool. To make sure you are adequately prepared for any open water swimming event, check out these 5 tips: