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  • How I Train for Epic Open Water Swims In this guest blog post, MySwimPro Ambassador Craig Frederiksen shares his journey from collegiate swimmer to nationally-ranked open water powerhouse. My name is Craig Frederiksen, and I’m a swimaholic. I’m an avid open water swimmer and US Masters Swimming All American living in West Bend, WI.  When I’m not swimming, I work as an Occupational Safety […] September 14, 2021
  • 5 Secrets to a Faster Open Water Swim Race Open water swim races are vastly different from races at a traditional swim meet — there are no walls to push off of, you’re swimming longer distances, and you have to contend with whatever conditions Mother Nature throws your way, all while somehow swimming in a straight line! And on top of that, you’re jockeying […] September 8, 2021
  • How to Train For Your First Triathlon Swim Swimming is often the most challenging of the 3 disciplines for new triathletes. Swimming technique is tough to master, and combined with the chaos of open water on race day, triathlon swims can feel pretty overwhelming. But they don’t have to be! Whether you’re training for a sprint, Olympic, a half Ironman or a full […] June 29, 2021
  • How Open Water Swimming Saved My Life In this guest blog, MySwimPro Ambassador Diego De Los Rios shares how swimming helped him resurface during a tough time in his life.  My journey with swimming started with me sinking at the bottom of the pool. I was 6 years old and I was drowning at a cocktail party. My dad taught me the […] April 8, 2021
  • Finding True Happiness in Open Water Swimming In this guest blog post, MySwimPro Ambassador Carly Folger-Bumgarner shares her lifelong connection to swimming, and how she has evolved and found happiness through open water swimming. In August of 2020, I was welcomed into the MySwimPro Ambassador squad. I kind of had to pinch myself; it was a “why me?” scenario. The team has people […] February 24, 2021
  • How I Train for Marathon Open Water Swims Join us in welcoming marathon swimmer René Martinez Saenz to the MySwimPro ambassador team!  Based in Colima, México, René has conquered the open water swimming Triple Crown. In this guest blog, he shares a bit about his background and his marathon swimming goals! My Swimming Background I am an ordinary person who has always tried […] January 8, 2021
  • Open Water Swimming in Chicago | Spotting with Skyscrapers On the shores of Lake Michigan Chicago’s skyline sprawls, thousands of skyscrapers stretching as far as the eye can see. The city is famous for numerous things, including pizza and sports, but it’s incredible lakeside views top the list for locals and tourists alike.  Fares was lucky enough to go for a swim in Lake […] November 30, 2020
  • The 7 Most Stunning Open Water Swimming Destinations in the World From tropical beaches to chilly mountain lakes, the world is full of breathtaking open water swimming destinations, and today we’re sharing some of our favorites! Without further ado, fasten your seatbelts, like this video, and let’s dive in!  1. Barton Springs Pool, Austin, Texas First, we’re traveling to the southwestern United States. Tucked away in […] August 21, 2020
  • How to Log Open Water Swims with MySwimPro & Garmin Take your open water swims to the next level with the new and improved MySwimPro app for Garmin! Enhanced GPS tracking and detailed analytics make it easier than ever to stick to your route, focus on technique, and track your progress over time. Let’s go!  Open Water Swimming with Garmin Before you hit the water, […] August 6, 2020
  • How to Use Fins in Open Water Swimming Think fins are just for pool workouts? Think again! In this week’s workout, Fares heads to the lake for a swim and dryland workout. Follow along as he shares his tips for using fins in open water! Related: The Best Way to Track Open Water Swims on the Apple Watch Benefits of Swimming with Fins […] July 27, 2020