Open Water Swimming ProClinic with Lucy Charles-Barclay


Lucy Charles-Barclay is well known to be the fastest woman in the water when it comes to long distance triathlon so who better to learn from than Lucy. In this video, Lucy takes you through all of the key things to consider when swimming in open water in both training and race settings. Lucy covers:

  1. First getting into the water
  2. Staying on course (sighting)
  3. Navigating a mass start
  4. Drafting in the water (yes, it can be done)
  5. Matching your stroke rate to the conditions
  6. Having the right equipment
  7. Putting on your wetsuit
  8. Staying happy and healthy!

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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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