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  • Hitting The Open Water with MySwimPro In this post, Ambassador Banu Akyel (@banu.akyel) shares what she loves about open water swimming, and how the MySwimPro app helped her qualify for the Oceanman Finals in Dubai! Meet Banu Hello, my name is Banu Akyel and I am from Ankara, Turkey. When I was 5 years old, my father taught me how to swim […] May 22, 2019
  • Becoming a Stronger Open Water Swimmer In this post, Mexico-based Ambassador Mina Chrys (@minachrys) 🇲🇽 shares why she loves swimming and how she’s training better than ever with the MySwimPro app. Meet Mina: Hello! My name is Herminia (Mina) Chrys, and I am from Tampico, Mexico. I’m 36 years old, I live alone with two cats and a dog, and I’m the […] April 15, 2019
  • 6 Tips For Beginner Open Water Swimmers We’ve teamed up with Funky Trunks and MySwimPro Ambassador Matt Neely (@mattneely86) to hear his advice for making the transition between pool swimming and competing in open water races. HI, I’M MATT Hi everyone! My name is Matt Neely and I’ve been swimming with MySwimPro for about a year. I’ve swam my whole life (club and collegiate) but […] February 13, 2019
  • How to Train for an Open Water Race in a Pool Swimming in a pool is a very different experience than swimming in a lake, river or ocean. If you are training for an open water race, duathlon or triathlon, check our tips in the video below for how to prepare while training in a short course pool. How to Train for an Open Water Race […] November 13, 2018
  • How I’m Training For a 16km Open Water Race Hi everyone, my name is Angelia! I am from Malaysia and recently (well 3 years or so) joined the Masters and open water swimming scenes in the South East Asian/Asian side after a long hiatus (cough cough I shouldn’t say how long) from the swimming scene. It’s been a great journey so far training with […] August 16, 2018
  • Open Water Drafting Technique | Whiteboard Wednesday Drafting is a technique that’s well understood in race car driving and cycling. In swimming, the effect can be just as big because water is 800x more dense than air and there’s significantly more resistance in the water than on land. Open water swimming is a fun and exciting sport. One of the reasons it […] July 18, 2018
  • Workout of the Week: Open Water Training In A Short Course Pool There are a few key points to focus on in training to prepare for an open water race. One of the easiest skills to practice in a pool is sighting. This is where you physically lift your head above the water mid-stroke to see ‘spot‘ the upcoming buoy and ensure you’re traveling in the right […] May 21, 2018
  • How To Train For An Open Water Race In A Short Course Pool | Whiteboard Wednesday Today’s Whiteboard Wednesday explores the differences between open water swimming and pool swimming and how you can prepare for an open water race while swimming in a short course pool. Open Water Swimming vs Pool Swimming Water Temperature Air Temperature Other Swimmers No Black Line No Stopping Related: Short Axis vs Long Axis Swim Training […] May 16, 2018