Kate Santilena, Swimming World College Intern.
February 9, 2019
Imagine swimming without staring down a black line on the bottom of the pool for hours on end and obstacles are constantly fighting against you, such as a powerful ocean current or repeated collisions with a competitor, and races that last grueling lengths of time. These are just a short list of things that open water swimmers face when they compete. Open water swimming is a well-known portion of the sport that many swimmers do not experience.
Here are some things to expect when competing in open water races.