Tag: Turn buoys

Hitting The Turn Buoys Right On

We love the massive turn buoys used in Brazil. They are big, they are easy to see, they promote the sponsors. Because they are so big and easy to sight, when the currents are flowing especially laterally (either perpendicularly or diagonally to the turn buoys), swimmers can easily modify their course to take advantage of the currents AND hit the buoys

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Why People Lie In The Open Water

The thing we greatly appreciate and respect about open water swimmers is their integrity. There is no wiggle room in the sport; there are no shortcuts. Swimmers face Mother Nature head-on. They traverse from one shore to the shore; they swim around the buoys; they cannot avoid oncoming currents or punishing waves. Open water swimming is a simple sport

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