Tomasz Pąchalski is a young man with a passion for open water swimming.

The 26-year-old manager of the professional-amateur BCT Gdynia Marathon in Poland recently gave a highly-acclaimed lecture at the Polish National Coaching Conference held in Krakow between September 26th to 29th of September. The largest swimming conference in Poland attracted 350 coaches and offered a lecture about open water swimming for the first time in its 4-year history.

Pachalski presented a summary of the domestic and international open water swimming community, offered a one-year open water training program, the Pyramid of Open Water Success, technical recommendations by American professional marathon swimmer Emily Brunemann, and tips for new open water swimmers.

The coaches had lots of questions mainly about the training process,” explained Pachalski. “I presented plans and expectations for next year. We plan to send swimmers to the European and World Junior Open Water Swimming Championships and discussed preparation processes and qualifications. By improving the overall knowledge of coaches, this will for sure have a big influence on the training of young open water swimmers.”

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