Open Water Swimming: A Complete Guide for Swimmers and Triathletes
Author: Emma Davis
Publisher: Crowood Press
Release Date: November 25, 2013
A complete guide for everyone from beginners to competitors and triathletes, written by an Olympian
This instructional guide for all skill levels covers all aspects of the sport, including history and health benefits, how to get started, how training equipment should be used, safety and legal aspects of choosing a swimming location, and 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. The book also discusses nutrition, injury prevention, and rehab.