Ten Perks Of Being An Open Water Swimmer

Ten Perks Of Being An Open Water Swimmer

There are many reasons to be an open water swimmer, but here are some perks of the sport:

1. Sartorial pleasure: You can wear swimsuits with cool designs.
2. Marine observation: You can see first-hand all kinds of marine life in their natural environment.
3. Situational experience: You can compete at seaside resorts and in beautiful lakes.
4. Literal recognition: You can easily imagine what Lynne Cox writes about.
5. Global acquaintance: You can workout with friends from around the world.
6. Physical appreciation: You are around men/women in swimsuits on most days.
7. Geographic awareness: You can learn about all kinds of bodies of water around the world.
8. Physical provocation: You can challenge yourself against the elements of nature.
9. Cost effectiveness: You can save money on sports gear/wear relative to doing land-based sports.
10. Imaginative expansiveness: You can plan and do all kinds of unprecedented aquatic adventures.

Photo of Adam Walker, coach, Swim Camp Malta clinician, speaker and Oceans Seven swimmer.

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