If you are a Triathlete and keep up with the news on races, then you will be aware of the articles on deaths during the swim portion of the Triathlon. It is sad to hear about the tragedies in races and our hearts go out to all involved. An athlete can only control what they know, staying healthy, proper nutrition and smart training will hopefully get you to the start and finish line safely.
Nothing beats training in open water as often as you can. Learn about the effects the elements will have on you. Learn as much about your race as you can. Knowledge is power and with knowledge we can make smart choices about moving forward toward success.
A great informative book to read to help with concerns during a Triathlons swim portion is called "Fearless Swimming for Triathletes: Improve your Open Water Skills. Author Ingrid Loos Miller. (Find it on Amazon.com)
Now it is time to start training in Open Water....check out our open water swim training venue this summer.. See you out there!