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Open Water

When 1500m in the pool is not quite far enough and you are looking for a new challenge, then the 10km Open Water swimming race will provide you with a new and exciting opportunity.

Open Water swimming is one of the newest Olympic swimming events, which is growing in size since it debuted in Beijing. The top open water swimmer needs to train longer and faster as they will be racing for up to 2 hours in venues such as rowing basins, lakes and the sea.

The race strategies and tactics makes open water events very exciting, not only to watch but also to be a part of. If you are mentally tough, physically strong and prepared to swim in extreme conditions, then open water swimming is for you.



If you have any questions regarding the Swimming New Zealand Open Water Programme please get in touch with Donna Bouzaid Programme.



Swimming New Zealand Open Water Manual

 

The Swimming New Zealand Open Water Manual is to help ensure that we and our regions stage open water events using safe practices to ensure the safety and enjoyment or competitors.  The 2016 Swimming New Zealand Open Water Manual is currently being updated and will be available soon.

Suggestions for Swimmers

It is essential that swimmers prepare and train well in advance for any open water swimming event they choose to enter.

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Open Water Swimming Tips

The best tip for handling open water conditions is experience. The more that you have been exposed to various conditions in open water the more comfortable you will feel on competition day. So with that being said here are a few tips to consider...

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