Open Water Swimming In Oceans, Rivers And Lakes

Open Water Swimming In Oceans, Rivers And Lakes

A swimmer stretches on a shore on Maui with the warm tropical water lapping at his ankles. Another swimmer stands shoulder to shoulder with hundreds of shivering competitors as winds whip up the waters of Lake Michigan into an endless chorus of whitecaps. A third swimmer adjusts her goggles as she prepares to dive into the fast-moving waters of the Hudson below the shadows of Wall Street in New York City

So opens the chapter on where open water swimming competitions are held in Steven Munatones’ comprehensive 264-page book on the emerging sport of open water swimming, the fastest growing sport in the world today. Learn why the 2012 London Olympics will have its largest number of spectators in one location in Hyde Park where the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim will be held on August 9th (women) – August 10th (men).

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