Walk Before You Swim

Walk Before You Swim

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

The walk into the open water before a competitive professional open water swimming race is always done slowly. No one runs and no one rushes to the in-the-water starting line. It is a casual, mellow, gentlemanly approach to the sport that demonstrates the confidence that each of the athletes will be able to start in their preferred position.

Photo is from the 15 km FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix race off the shore of the Ocean Maya Royale resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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