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The Importance of Open Water Swim Training – Swim Training with Endless Pools
Training for a triathlon is just as important as the race itself. People train for numerous reasons. You can train to win… you can train to beat your personal best… you can train just to finish. Any way you look at it, training is essential to competing. However, not only is the reason why you train important, but where and how you train is essential as well. >>more
Seeking the crown: English Channel awaits San Marcos swimmer
SAN MARCOS -- Growing up on the Florida coast, Scott Richards was an accomplished swimmer, setting records from the age of 8 all the way through college, but he always knew something was missing.
So in 1978, while on summer break, he found what he was looking for -- open-water swimming.
"Being an ocean lifeguard in Miami and Hollywood (Fla.) and the daily one- to two-mile swims began my love of open-water swimming," he said. "I loved the freedom of it. Instead of the idea of having to compete against somebody, it was just you and the water." >>more
Julie Bradshaw's Endless Pool Training Regime
Training for a long distance, outdoor and English Channel swim can be a daunting experience. I've been doing this now since I was 14 years old, but until 3 years ago, I'd always had to venture to some outdoor stretch of water to acclimatise to the wonderful 'cold' water conditions of the British climate. Living in a part of England that is 'landlocked' makes life difficult for a swimmer who loves the outdoor waters. It was with this in mind, that in 2004, I bought my wonderful Endless Pool. >>more
Open Water Training in an Endless Pool
Steven Munatones, proprietor of 10kswimmer.com asked me if I've used the Endless Pools at our Swim Studio to train for cold water acclimatization. In fact I have often trained regularly in EP's and gained marked benefits for my open water swimming, but have never been able to use them to acclimate to cold water - quite the opposite in fact, since we keep them at 88 degrees for the comfort of our students. I do my cold water training -- when the temperature drops -- in our local mountain lakes, and use the EP's entirely for stroke "tuning." >>more