Swimming In Place With The BOWSWIM
Training in the front yard of Eney Jones in Colorado seems like fun (see below).
But what does she use to hold the triathletes and open water swimmers in position as they swim upstream in Boulder Creek in view of majestic Rocky Mountains?
The same things that she used in a pool: a BOWSWIM® Resistance Swimming System.
“It is good [for] open water training. It is how you can train in a pool and get into the beauty of no walls. It helps you self correct your stroke, train in hotels, and takes the excuse of not being able to swim. It clamps to the ladder or you can hold it like Angela was in the creek (see below),” explains Jones.
As the snow melts in the Rocky Mountains, a tremendous amount of mountain run-off comes pouring down from above as it flows downstream the lower altitudes. “The last week in June and first week in July are perfect for upstream swimming with the BOWSWIM.”
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Southern California native, born 1962, is the creator of the WOWSA Awards, Oceans Seven, Openwaterpedia, Citrus Corps, World Open Water Swimming Association, Daily News of Open Water Swimming, Global Open Water Swimming Conference. He is Chief Executive Officer of KAATSU Global and KAATSU Research Institute. Inductee in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Swimmer, Class of 2001) and Ice Swimming Hall of Fame (Honor Contributor – Media, Class of 2019), recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Poseidon Award (2016), International Swimming Hall of Fame’s Irving Davids-Captain Roger Wheeler Memorial Award (2010), USA Swimming’s Glen S. Hummer Award (2007, 2010) and Harvard University’s John B. Imrie Award (1984). Served on the FINA Technical Open Water Swimming Committee and as Technical Delegate with the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and 9-time USA Swimming coaching staff.