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Triathlon Swim – How Does a Pool Swim Differ from Open Water?

by Terry VanderWert
Triathlon Swim – How Does a Pool Swim Differ from Open Water?
In a triathlon, hundreds of swimmers may start at the same time.

A surprising number of triathletes indicate that their greatest concern or weakest leg of the triathlon is swimming. The ‘concern’ element typically decreases quickly or even disappears with training, experience and confidence.

This article reviews the main features of pool and open water triathlon swimming.   The characteristics of each should be factored into your training.