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Open Water Training In An Endless Pool

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While Endless Pools are extremely useful, compact, free-standing pools with swim current generators that enable swimming in place. The pools can be used year-round and in locations (e.g., homes [...]

Why Open Water Coaches Are Like Veterinarians

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. Veterinarians occasionally describe medical doctors as those who take care of only one species. Cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz in her TED Talk (see here) reminds us of a similar analogy [...]

Feed And Move Away In The Free Zone

If a bunch of professional marathon swimmers are competing together, it usually causes a huge pack. The pacing, positioning, and drafting skills are called upon. But the safety issue involves feeding. And feeding is done [...]

Will Interleaving and IM Help You Swim Faster?

Quite possibly. Dan McLaughlin, a photographer-turned-golfer, is making scientists around the world rethink what is possible in the field of play. A non-athlete, McLaughlin quit his job and is attempting to scientifically realize his dream [...]

Jingle Bells In The Open Water

Dashing through the water With gel packs as our fodder In a four-person drafting pack We swim fast with no slack O'er the waves we go Positioning, pacing with the flow Whistles from escort kayaks [...]

Dynamic Duo Of Drafting

The Open Water Swim Club in Huntington Beach, California occasionally practices drafting and positioning when they train in the pool as well as in the ocean. One of their tougher sets includes two swimmers of [...]