Common Swimming Questions, Answered

Questions on swimming are seemingly infinite, and with good reason—there is so much to consider, and that's even before you ever leave the pool for the open water. I'm lucky enough to coach an open water swim group of more than 120 athletes every Saturday, and I hear their various swimming questions enough to identify commonalities.

In a way, I act as both teacher and student in this environment, keeping my ear close to the sand—oops, I mean ground—and taking notes on what questions pop up most often, as well as providing solutions that athletes can directly apply in our sessions.

So what are these frequently asked questions, exactly? And what answers do I provide? Read on to find out.

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