Category Archives: open-water

FINIS Swimmers on a Roll

FINIS Swimmers on a Roll

A Great Weekend in Swimming for FINIS From Livermore, CA to the Cayman Islands, FINIS had a very successful swim weekend. It first started off in Livermore, CA at Del Valle Open Water Festival where the weather conditions were beautiful … Continue reading

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Tracking & Logging in Open Water

In Tracking and Logging Your Training I blogged about the importance of keeping and studying a training log for clues about ways to tweak your training program. Tracking and logging training swims begins to take on a whole new level … Continue reading

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Cross Training for Swimming

Cross training for swimming is a delicate balance. As any triathlete can tell you, too much running and cycling can decrease ankle flexibility (not great for your kick) and increase muscle mass in the legs to the point of changing … Continue reading

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Fear in Open Water

Fear in Open Water

           Have you ever lined up at the start of an open water race or triathlon only to find your heart rate skyrocketing beyond what you normally feel in a workout? Or perhaps you’ve had that … Continue reading

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Hold the Salt!

One of the most noticeable differences between pool and ocean swimming is the presence of salt water. For some, high salt concentrations can even be a deterrent to open water swimming. Fear not, here are some tips on what to … Continue reading

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Tracking and Logging Your Training

Tracking and Logging Your Training

Congratulations, you just turned out a stellar performance at your last meet or competition.  From the second you entered the water, you were riding high, feeling strong, and confident.  Now its over and you are starting up your training again, … Continue reading

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Becoming a Good Distance Open Water Swimmer

Becoming a Good Distance Open Water Swimmer

“Dedication is what you do when no one else is watching.” Here are some tips to help you become a good distance open water swimmer! Find a program you enjoy: Swimming is like anything the more you practice, the better … Continue reading

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One Tool – and Five Sets — That Will Transform Your Swimming

By Terry Laughlin INTRO There’s only one guaranteed way to swim faster. It’s not training for more yards, harder repeats, nor to build ‘limbs, lungs or muscles.’ It’s to build a long, efficient stroke, then hardwire your brain to maintain … Continue reading

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FINIS® Unveils Hydro Tracker GPS

FINIS® Unveils Hydro Tracker GPS

FINIS Hydro Tracker GPS provides swimmers and fitness enthusiasts with one device that maps, tracks and analyzes their workout session Livermore, CA – (February 23, 2012) – FINIS, the worldwide leader in technical swimming development and provider of select training … Continue reading

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Honing Your Open Water Skills in a Pool

Open water swimming is almost an entirely different sport than pool swimming. Not only can you make contact with other swimmers, but open water is much more susceptible to the elements. You can have large fluctuations in water temperature, surface … Continue reading

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