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  • Why You Should ALWAYS Swim with a Buddy in Open Water Swimming is a solo sport for the most part. All you need is some basic equipment and a body of water to get a good workout! While it’s perfectly ok to swim solo, having a swim buddy can make your experience much safer and more fun, especially in open water! Watch the Video Listen to […] July 20, 2020
  • Open Water Workout for Sprinters If you’re a sprinter, open water may be the last thing on your mind. We’re here to change your mind — you can still get some great speed work done in a lake, river or ocean!  Join Fares and his swim buddy Bordy for a fun, 1,000-meter super sprint workout! Watch the Video Listen to […] July 1, 2020
  • How to Swim Straight in Open Water A major difference between swimming in a pool and swimming in open water is visibility. In a pool, it’s easy to swim in a straight line because the water is clear, you can see the bottom and you likely have lane lines to help you stay on track. In open water, you don’t have any […] June 29, 2020
  • Becoming a Faster Open Water Swimmer with MySwimPro Join us in welcoming Cory Donovan to the MySwimPro Ambassador team! Cory is a full time yoga instructor in Baltimore, Maryland. When he’s not teaching, he spends his time either swimming, running, biking, practicing yoga, or finding another way to get active.  Meet Cory I started swimming 5 or 6 years ago while I was battling […] June 9, 2020
  • How to Safely Swim in Cold Open Water In this guest blog, MySwimPro Ambassador Michelle Rogalski shares tips for swimming in cold water. An avid open water swimmer based in Michigan, USA, Michelle has been swimming in the chilly lakes in her area while her pool is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic radically transformed how everyone on this planet […] June 8, 2020
  • How to Start Open Water Swimming After 3 Months Off In some communities, beaches are reopening, much to the satisfaction of cooped up swimmers! While many pools still remain closed, swimmers are venturing into the lakes, rivers and oceans in their area to get some much-needed swimming in.  Like us, you’re probably excited about diving in again! But it’s important to be smart during your […] June 8, 2020
  • The Best Way to Track Open Water Swims with the Apple Watch If you have an Apple Watch you know: If you didn’t track your swim, it feels like it doesn’t count!  When it comes to open water swimming, using a smartwatch with accurate time and distance tracking ensures you get the most out of your workout. Whether you are an avid open water swimmer or a […] June 3, 2020
  • 5 Tips for Beginner Open Water Swimmers If you’re new to swimming, training in a lake, river or ocean may feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to be! We’re sharing our open water swimming tips to help you make your swim as efficient and enjoyable as possible. Watch the Video Listen to the Podcast MySwimPro · Open Water Swimming Tips for Beginners […] June 3, 2020
  • 3 Tips for Cold Open Water Swimming In this guest blog, Beth Herman-Davis (@inspire.transform) shares her tips for open water swimming. Beth is a lifelong swimmer and is certain that once upon a time she was indeed a mermaid. Based in Boston, Massachusetts, she is also a triathlete, nutrition coach, personal trainer and blogger. She shares nutrition and fitness tips, pretty pictures […] May 28, 2020
  • Open Water Race Training with MySwimPro In this post, Ambassador Keith O’Sullivan (@keithos) from Hampshire, United Kingdom shares how the MySwimPro app is helping him train for his next big open water race. MEET KEITH: Hi there, my name is Keith and I currently reside in Hampshire, England with my wife and 3 children. I have worked in the tech industry for many years […] June 5, 2019