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8 TIPS TO HELP YOU MENTALLY PREPARE 8 Tips to help you mentally prepare Prepare for the cooler temperature Open water swimming is very different to the pool, mainly due to the temperature of the water. With the water temperature set to be cooler than last year we want to make sure you enjoy your day as much as possible, so read the following points and be full 7 STEPS FROM POOL TO OPEN WATER Adam 'Ocean 7' Walker gives 7 steps from pool to open water Final Preparations & Packing for the Great Swim Series The Great Swim Series 2015 is nearly upon us; the vast majority of the training is behind us and now is the time to start thinking about packing.  The water is warming up! With warmer weather and lighter nights Simon Router would highly recommend taking on an open water swim as a way of relaxing and keeping fit! INSPIRATIONAL LESSON ABOUT INJURIES - YOU'RE NOT ALONE! Injuries are the bane of athletes' lives - regardless of the level that you compete at. I thought that I would share a couple of the injuries I've picked up along the way and explain why, for me... Inspired by the Great North Swim Highlights on Channel4 I entered my first Great Swim as a knee jerk reaction to watching the Great North Swim highlights on TV and thought it looked brilliant fun! Swim Safe Code Calling all open water swimmers: it is important you see the boats around you but it is even more important they see you! WHY SWIM? Swimming is the complete fitness solution. OPEN WATER SWIMMING To get started with open water swimming in the UK, find out about local swimming spots, look online in guide books to help you on your way.