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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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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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Journey Back to the Pool

Journey Back to the Pool

When I first dipped my toe in the pool, I wasn’t sure where I was headed but something about that uncertainty was thrilling to me. From the time I can remember, swimming always had a definite direction: to get better; … 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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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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Sighting in Open Water Swimming

Sighting in Open Water Swimming

Sighting in open water swimming is one of the most imperative skills to master.  Effective sighting allows you to swim straight and swim the shortest distance possible around the course. The most efficient way to sight is to ‘peek’ your … Continue reading

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10 Questions with Ultra Swimmer Jamie Patrick

10 Questions with Ultra Swimmer Jamie Patrick

I was lucky enough some time with the busy Ultra Swimmer, Jamie Patrick for an interview.  If you don’t know much about Jamie, his most recent accomplishment was a 31+ hours, 111-Mile swim in the Sacramento River. Jamie is one … Continue reading

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