Warming Up and Stretching for Open Water Swimming


It can be tough to fully acclimatise to conditions ahead of an open water swim, but there is plenty you can do on land to get yourself ready

Whether you’re training or competing, a thorough warm up is essential before getting into the water

In this video, World Championship medallist James Wilby demonstrates some key exercises which should have you well prepared for your next swim.

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