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Open Water Swimming - A Complete Guide for Swimmers and Triathletes

By Emma Davis

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ISBN: 9781847976093
PUBLISHED: 10/12/2013
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235x165 mm
INSIDE: 75 colour photographs

Open Water Swimming is aimed at all levels from beginners to competing professionals. It covers all aspects of the sport: history and health benefits; an introduction to getting started; discussion on training equipment and how it should be used; safety and legal aspects of choosing a suitable location for swimming; acclimatization for both the beginner and the experienced swimmer. The author then explains all technical aspects of open water swimming; sighting; drafting; turning around buoys; entrances, exits and transitions.

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of nutrition - for training, competition and improving recovery - and injury prevention and rehab, including a programme for core stability and stretching
  • The only open water swimming guide to be written by a professional athlete and Olympian
  • Basic training programmes for Triathlon 750m and 1500m distances, Ironman events and 10km and channel swimming
  • Essential training tips and advice and a comprehensive section on FAQs

RRP: £10.99

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" A handy and well-presented guide that will be a useful introduction to anyone interested in the mass-participation side of open water swimming. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: H2Open

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