Swimming Guides

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Is It Safe to Swim in a Creek? What You Should Know

As the weather warms up, many people look forward to swimming and playing in creeks. Creeks can seem like an ...
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327 Lake Captions & Quotes for Instagram

The gentle lapping of water, the warm sun on your skin, and the laughter of friends and family at the ...
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201 Swimsuit Captions & Quotes for Instagram

What's a stunning swimsuit photo without the perfect caption to accompany it on Instagram? A well-crafted caption can not only ...
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339 Bikini Captions & Quotes for Instagram

Summer is here, and it's time to flaunt your favorite bikinis on Instagram! But, even if a picture is worth ...
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94 Beach Ball Captions & Quotes for Instagram

Playing with beach balls at the beach is a quintessential summer activity that brings joy and laughter to people of ...
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189 Water Splash Captions & Quotes for Instagram

There's something undeniably joyful about the playful splashes of water as we dive into a pool or frolic in the ...
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267 Swimming Pool Captions & Quotes for Instagram

Swimming pools are a haven for relaxation and fun, especially during the hot summer months. There's nothing quite like lounging ...
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150 River Tubing Captions & Quotes for Instagram

Floating down the river with friends is an unforgettable experience, filled with laughter, adventure, and picturesque moments. But when it ...
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300 Waterfall Captions & Quotes for Instagram

There's something undeniably awe-inspiring about the sight of a waterfall. The power and beauty of water cascading down from great ...
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175 Water Park Captions & Quotes for Instagram

There's nothing quite like the refreshing excitement of a water park to help you cool off and create unforgettable memories ...

Open water swimming is pretty self-explanatory; it is simply swimming in any outdoor bodies of water including the open ocean, lakes, and even rivers. You can do it casually or competitively, such as in triathlons.

At the highest level, you can compete in prestigious competitions such as the FINA World Aquatics Championships, the FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup, and even at the Olympic Games. It is a discipline acknowledged across the world, as there are official events worldwide.

Wearing a wetsuit is highly recommended due to the risks involved with open water swimming. In competition, wetsuits are either permitted or restricted based on the distance of the swim and the water temperature.

In this section, we have compiled a list of all our guides related to open water swimming.