Be sure to join us for the next regularly coached swim workouts.
Saturday September 3, 2016
7:oo am for advanced and intermediate swimmers
8:15 am or beginners
Lake Las Vegas
Swimming in the pool is COMPLETELY different from swimming in open water. If you have a triathlon scheduled in your future I strongly recommend getting as much practice in the open water as possible. I have done water support for many events and most of the people I have had to rescue reported that they either had not swam much in the open water or that they had not practiced in their wetsuit. Another common problem is not practicing in race like conditions. In other words they had no idea how to overcome the anxiety that comes with swimming a group. Our practices will take you through all the skills you need to be more confident in your open water swimming.
I work with athletes on relaxing their breathing. Many actually hold their breathe while their face is in the water which spikes the heart rate sky high. It would be hard for anyone to relax with that going on! However, practice makes perfect. Many triathletes do not swim straight. Proper sighting can make all the difference and we work on the best techniques to allow you to stay on course.
I hope to see you at the next open water swim.
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