Expect The Unexpected In The Open Water

Expect The Unexpected In The Open Water

Olympic champion Alexander Popov once observed, “The water is your friend. You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water and it will help you move.” In the open water, these words ring especially true. On the other hand, when you encounter wind, waves, currents, tides, jellyfish, sharks, and seaweed in the open water, Popov’s words can also ring hollow.

Open water swimming veterans expect the unexpected. They have learned to deal with Mother Nature, both in her glory and in her wrath. They know that the open water can be schizophrenic

So opens the chapter on what humans can face in the bodies of water in Steven Munatones’ comprehensive 264-page book.

The emerging sport of open water swimming is the fastest growing sport in the world today. Learn more about the sport in an educational, entertaining, engaging prose and why 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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