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Swimming in rough water
COACH,  EXTRA,  FEATURES,  May 2024,  Top Tips

How to navigate challenging conditions with confidence

Swimming in rough water needn’t be something to fear, says Paul Newsome

As the sun warms up and the days lengthen, swimmers in the northern hemisphere will be eagerly shedding the confines of the pool for the vast expanse of open water. Yet, as exhilarating as it may be to trade chlorinated lanes for the freedom of the open sea or expansive lakes, it’s crucial to remember one fundamental truth: open water conditions are a whole different ball game.

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