Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Active Article for Open Water Swim Drills

Wrote this article for, after seeing some questions on their forums about open water drills and skills.

3 Drills for Open Water Swimming

By Jim Vance

One of the most common group workouts involves gathering with friends and heading out into the open water for a swim. When the weather is warm, this can become a weekly ceremony where athletes just enjoy getting out in the open water.

Most athletes will perform these sessions unstructured, with the focus being simple aerobic development and socializing. What these athletes are missing out on is a great opportunity to gain sport-specific skills for open-water swimming. This can easily be accomplished by giving the workout some structure.

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Coach Vance

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