Sweet Differences Between Pool And Open Water Swimmers

Sweet Differences Between Pool And Open Water Swimmers

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.
















Pool swimmers have lane lines. Open water swimmers face marine life.

Pool swimmers have a coach on deck. Open water swimmers have a coach on a boat.

Pool swimmers know exactly how far they will swim. Open water swimmers can only guess.

Pool swimmers have people cheering for them on deck. Open water swimmers have people waiting for them onshore.

Pool swimmers streamline off the walls. Open water swimmers bodysurf into shore.

Pool swimmers have heats. Open water swimmers face waves.

Pool swimmers love to eat. Open water swimmers love their feedings.

Pool swimmers have fins on their feet (in training). Open water swimmers have sands on their feet.

Pool swimmers have black lines (on the pool bottom). Open water swimmers have buoys (in the distance).

Pool swimmers take your marks. Open water swimmers have landmarks.

Pool swimmers get cold. Open water swimmers know cold.

Open water cake above is the 25th birthday cake of professional marathon swimmer Csvetan Yordanov from Sofia, Bulgaria.

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