For many of us, open water swimming can seem a bit intimidating. You can no longer see the bottom, you may experience some waves and without lane lines for guidance, there are swimmers swim in all directions, creating an atmoshphere of chaos that makes it easy to lose your beraring. In these & other ways, open water is importantly different from pool swimming. This means that open water swimming, whether it's for a change of pace or training for a triathlon, requires a quite specialized set of physical and mental skills. Even if you've had a few opportunities to practice swimming in the open water, training SPECIFICALLY for open water swimming yields considerable benefits.
At the RecPlex we offer open water group training with our USAT certified coaches. One unique feature of our training program is that we teach not only essential skills and techniques, but also teach how to practice them in a pool as well as in an open water setting with people around you. We will make you more confident, faster & ultimately a better Triathlete or open water swimmer!
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