Highlights this week:

If you’d like me to go into more detail on the types of open water training sets, let me know in the comments.

5 Responses

  1. If doing open water events every weekend is it better to train in open water or in the pool?

  2. Thanks for all these updates! I watch and listen to them over and over again .. it helps to watch what is the right technique and what is not!

  3. I usually do my swims in the local lake as I have no pool in the summer. School pool is not open yet. I swam my usual 120 {or so} yards across the bay warming up in 1:55, faster than ever by about 10 seconds. {I haven’t started part 3 of the lessons yet, trying to make sure I get the drills down as I go instead of just doing them all at once.} However, as I started doing them at a harder effort my pace rapidly dropped off to about 2:20. If I swam easier I went a bit faster, a couple of seconds. I don’t really feel that my form is falling apart as I speed up but it must be. What are your thoughts?

  4. Both can be useful. Pool swimming is best for fitness because you can track times and do proper sets. Open water is good for practicing swimming in rough conditions.

  5. Hi Bruce,

    Great question. It’s usually because you’re kicking too hard that you slow down. Back off the kick a bit and try it. Let me know how you go.

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