It can be tempting on a hot summer day to go wading in a nearby lake or take a dip in the ocean. While this is an enjoyable way to cool off, there’s one thing to keep an eye out for afterward: swimmer’s itch. What is swimmer’s itch? Swimmer’s itch goes by the formal name […]
Open Water Swim Tips for Triathletes
Here are a few quick tips for open water swimming! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a shout! Never do an extended open water swim alone. Even the best swimmers in the world succumb to Mother Nature (e.g. Fran Crippen). DO NOT underestimate the water, it could cost you your life. […]
Water Safety and Drowning
10 people drown in the United States every day. Summer is a great time to relax at the beach or pool but water safety is an important issue often forgotten. Drowning is a leading cause of death for children 1-4 years old. Tragedy recently struck Olympic skier Bode Miller’s 3 year old daughter. She drowned […]
Give open water swimming a try!
For some triathletes, the swim is an obstacle. For others, the swim is a time for them to shine in a triathlon. They are in their element when in the open water. When you think about swimming, what is the first thing that pops into your head? For most people, images of a pool with […]