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Finishing Fast On Friday

After a longer distance day being pushed by Lexie Kelly on a set of 14 x 200 with every other one hard at 2:15, the older members of the Open Water Swim Club decided to end its week with a workout focusing on sprinting and finishes. The workout on paper was short and easy, a total of 2100 yards with plenty of time to swim moderately, but going all out on

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Timing In The Pool vs. The Open Water

Whenever there is a close race, fans and spectators occasionally wonder, "Why can’t in-the-water open water swims have the same type of timing systems like pool swimming?" There are practical reasons: 1. The finish of an open water race is on a floating pontoon sitting upon a dynamic body of water. That is, the finish is moving up and down as well as left

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