Hi! I’m new to OWS and currently training for my first event (1 mile in a lake). What do you wish you knew when you first started open water swimming? Training tips? Other tips? Thank you all!
Good luck Kathryn,
The best way to answer your question is to encourage you to make the time to do some OWS before your race. Then, almost all shall be reveals, so-to-speak.
Have fun - Paul
Thank you all! This is so helpful. I also appreciate the encouragement.
I'll let you all know how it goes in about 8 weeks!
All my best, Kathryn
Good luck at the meet! Keep it up!
Here are a few 2023 USMS sanctioned open water events in the Midwest. Open water events will typically start to appear on the USMS Calendar early in the year (once they've sanctioned and are getting ready to open entries) so stay tuned!