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Do You Swim Too Far In Open Water Events? Learn More About Sighting And Navigation Here




Do You Swim Too Far In Open Water Events? Learn More About Sighting And Navigation Here


Did you know that you can add 20% or more to your overall open water swim race distance by not sighting effectively? We often see GPS swim tracks where swimmers have gone further than they expected.


This can often mean all those months of training on technique and fitness over the winter are effectively nullified which we really don't want! Imagine swimming 200 metres more on a half ironman swim, or 750m more on an ironman swim due to zig zagging, not referencing sighting points properly, or sea swimming and being moved around un necessarily by the waves


Sighting every 6-8 strokes and checking on your navigation reference regularly is key to swimming and sighting effectively.


It’s best to sight on something higher like a darker tree, building, or spire, than a buoy in the water!


Have you swum further than your race distance, undoing all those months of swim training?


We’d like to help you to swim straight and navigate effectively so you achieve your personal best!


We're taking bookings now for an end of April 2023 for 121 open water swimming lessons at Quay swim lake Mychett

To learn more about sighting correctly sign up for a single or series of open water swimming lessons:

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