Crossing Borders Into The Open Water

Crossing Borders Into The Open Water

You do not need a passport to cross it, but the shoreline is a distinct border marking the beginning of the world of open water, where rules and expectations are significantly different from those of the terrestrial world. If you cannot see the bottom, the open water course is essentially unfathomable, leading to an experience that can be either captivating or overwhelming—and sometimes both

So opens the chapter on triathlons in Steven Munatones’ comprehensive 264-page book on the emerging sport of open water swimming, the fastest growing sport in the world today. Learn more about the sport in an educational, entertaining, engaging prose from one of the sport’s leading figures. Learn why the organizers of the 2012 London Olympics are preparing for its largest number of spectators in one location to be in Hyde Park where the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim will be held on August 9th (women) and August 10th (men).

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