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 [...]

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