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OPEN WATER SWIM TIPS, Elaine Debitetto posted 5/15/02
Elaine is a team member who has participated in many triathlons and open water swims. Here are some tips to get you ready to do some open water swimming.

One of the most intimidating parts of the triathlon, the swim, is best approached with as much practice out of the pool and into open water as possible. There is a certain sense of security that you have in your local pool with clear water and wave quelling lap lines that will be no help to you during an open water swim. The more practice you have out in open water the more confident you will be on race day.

Here are a few tips to help conquer your fears of that open water swim and get you prepared for race day: