Getting away from following the black line at the bottom of the pool can reinvigorate your swimming. Head out to the open water with these training and safety tips. Find an open water swim near you.
Understanding where to position yourself while drafting in open water is crucial to maximizing its effects. So why are you still swimming directly behind someone else?
Achieve your open water racing goals by focusing on these building blocks to optimal performance.
Even the toughest pool workouts can't prepare you for a frigid swim in open water. Here's why adapting to cold water can give you a leg up on the competition.
Since we all know that the best way to learn is from our mistakes, open water champ John Flanagan shares 10 tips for open water swimming.
Here are 10 tips from a smart and ruthless female competitor who knows how to put men in their place--behind her at the finish line.
The uncontrolled environment of open water competitions means a lot can go wrong. Here's how to survive when things don't go according to plan.
Swimming in a pack can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. Overcome the variables of open water with these tips.
You won't find a separate warm-up pool for swimmers at open water events. With convenient warm-up conditions hard to come by, here are some tips to help you prep properly.
Open water swimming can be nerve-wracking, especially when pounding waves await you at the start. Here are some tips to help you conquer a crashing surf.
If you're planning to swim in open water this summer, you already know the big blue sea requires some different skills than the pool. Here are five tips to help you shave time off your open-water swims.
Although the theories behind sports nutrition tend to evolve, change, and repeat themselves as rapidly as any other current trends, there are basic ground rules to eating right.
Quite a few triathletes are reluctant to break away from the comfortable confines of the local lap pool. Practice these drills before heading out into open water to help ease the transition.
Five-time U.S. national open-water champion John Kenny shares his training log leading up the U.S.A. Swimming Open Water National Championship.
Open water swimmer John Kenny kept a diary of his trip to Florida, where he competed in the 10K and 25K national championships.
Whether you're training or racing, it's tough to get going when the water makes you shiver. Try these tips to help your body conquer the cold.
As open water races grow in popularity, so does the chance to combine travel with competitive swimming. Discover some vacation hot spots you'll want to bring your cap and goggles to.
Open water swimming doesn't always have to include fighting waves and getting kicked by other competitors. For some vacationers, it's a means to island hop and see the world.
The first five minutes of a triathlon can be chaotic. Learn how to manage this hectic time with a smooth entrance and proper pacing.
For many triathletes, the swim is a warm up, something to endure before starting the serious work on the bike and run. But a good swim can set you up--at least psychologically--for a great race.
With beach season upon us, learn how to avoid a rip current's potentially deadly grip and enjoy a safe ocean swimming season.
Training with a group in open water is often limited to aerobic development. These drills will improve your swim-leg skills and give you the edge on race day.