Open Water Swimming Tips For All Levels


Open water swimming after a long break due to injury, coronavirus, pandemic or just taking a step back from swimming and triathlon can be difficult. Open water swimming without a break can be daunting for beginner triathletes and swimmers as well. Coach Bryan, the head coach of and the president of, gave us his top tips for getting back into the open water. His tips will help make you a faster, safer and more confident open water swimmer and triathlete! Coach Craig had a long conversation with Coach Bryan covering many topics including:

  1. Getting back into the open water after a long break.
  2. Acclimating to cold water.
  3. The most important open water specific skills that all swimmers and triathletes need.
  4. Answering common open water swimming questions.


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Production engineer and certified swim coach. Full-time IT consultant, spare-time swimming aficionado. 2 sons, 2 daughters and a wife. President of the Faroe Islands Swimming Association. Likes to run :-)

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