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Ryan Lochte Mimics Great Bodysurfers

Images courtesy of Universal Sports in Kazan, Russia. Controversy was stirred up and then quietly diffused when Ryan Lochte used an old body surfing technique during his 200m individual medley gold medal performance at the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia. As body surfers have done for generations and a handful of veteran ocean swimmers with

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Sand And Salt Workouts

Many athletes and those who wish to get in good physical shape swear by CrossFit or the intense workouts given by their own personal trainers. Others use expensive fitness equipment or visit plush gyms to push their bodies to the max, but a wide sandy beach offers a viable alternative. A wide coastline with plenty of sand offers the opportunity to do

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Surfing, Yes…Swimming, For Sure

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California. While Webber Wave Pools are meant for surfers who would create a dynamic market for their artificial wave pools, we think that these types of wave pools would serve as outstanding training facilities for triathletes and ocean swimmers interested in learning how to deal with the dynamics of the open

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BS To Ten, A Tough Ocean Workout

The Open Water Swim Club held a fun practice in Huntington Beach, California when the water was a bit coolish for the younger members. Instead of a long, comfortable swim parallel along the shoreline, the team decided to do a BS To Ten workout. BS To Ten is an ocean workout where there is decent surf. Everyone runs into the water and tries to catch ten

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Summer Surfing In The Swim

As the surf kicks up and the summer ocean swimming season kicks off in Southern California, the importance of body surfing among competitive ocean swimmers always comes up. As swimmers approach the shore taxed physically, it is often aerobically difficult to pick up the kick and body surf in. Matty Mitchell and Hank Wise often conduct pool swimming sets to

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POWerful Training In Warsaw, Poland

Tom Pąchalski, BCT head Coach and manager, and Andrzej Skorykow, head coach of the Warsaw Masters Team in Poland, conduct POW (Pool Open Water) sessions and seminars in Warsaw, Poland. Skorykow, a former member of the Polish national water polo team, has rough water experience that comes in handy to help instruct and assure newcomers to the sport. For

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