COACH,  EXTRA,  FEATURES,  October 2023,  Training and Technique,  You Ask, We Answer

Life in the slow fast lane: how to train in a public pool session

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“I’m struggling with pool swimming in public sessions: how can I get a proper swim done?” Simon Griffiths has advice on how to meet your goals when swimming in an open pool session 

This is a hard question to answer without knowing the specifics of your circumstances. Are you trying to swim in a general pool session, perhaps attempting to do lengths while others are swimming widths or bobbing around in inflatables, or are you having trouble in a dedicated lane session?

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I created Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 (initially as H2Open Magazine) as an outlet for my passion for swimming outdoors. I've been a swimmer and outdoor swimmer for as long as I remember. Swimming has made a huge difference to my life and I want to share its joys and benefits with as many people as possible. I am also the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 a Year and I provide one-to-one support to swimmers through Swim Mentoring.