COACH,  EXTRA,  June 2024,  Top Tips

Race day tactics for open water swimming

Positioning, drafting and the final sprint: Open water coach and Founder of Swim Smooth, Paul Newsome, shares his race day tactics for open water swimming

Race day in the open water swimming world can be both thrilling and daunting experience that combines the unpredictability of nature with the exhilaration of competition. Personally, I love the buzz of a race day morning, but I’ve had my own fair share of highs and lows from getting my tactics either right or wrong on the day.

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