Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

It is interesting to see open water swimmers smile broadly when the pool they use for training purposes is really long or wavy, preferably both. Conversely, it is also interesting to see open water swimmers smile broadly when the conditions in the open water are very calm and they think the swim goes more quickly than expected.

Photo above shows American Lexie Kelly and Canadian Xavier Desharnais enjoying a training session in the Hula Hula Beach Club, an outdoor sea pool in Hvar, Croatia for the upcoming 16 km Faros Maratón this weekend.

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