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Blog: August 2018

HOW IS OUTDOOR SWIMMING DIFFERENT Even if you’ve never swum in open water, you can probably still imagine how it will be different to your local pool, but let’s take a moment to look at some of those differences in more detail. TOP 3 OPEN WATER SKILLS YOU NEVER KNEW YOU NEEDED Top skills that will help you in open water. IMPROVING YOUR CONFIDENCE Now you’ve done your first outdoor swim, hopefully you’re inspired and ready for more. So, what next? Well, there are a few skills you could learn and practise that will help you become more confident and competent in the water. PREPARING FOR YOUR FIRST OUTDOOR SWIM Proper preparation for your first outdoor swim will make a huge difference to how much you enjoy the experience. VENTURING OUTSIDE Tips before you venture outside to the open waters. The Feel Good Factor Individuals who engage in exercise often report ‘feeling good’ afterwards, people can feel energised or just generally feel happier. Where To Swim Places to swim. How To Get Started Our tips to get started and prepare for your GreatSwim event Busting The Outdoor Swimming Myths Top 10 outdoor swimming myths Improving Your Swimming Joel Enoch, a triathlon coach and sports nutritionist for Clif Bar, official nutrition partners for the Great Swim series, gives some tips to improve your swimming.