Swimming Guides

Is There a Maximum Age to Learn Swimming

Is There a Maximum Age to Learn Swimming?

As you get older, you may start to wonder about all the things you didn’t do yet, and whether you ...
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Learning Swimming at 40

Learning Swimming at 40 and Over: Can it Be Done?

Swimming is one of those activities where it’s much better to start young because it gets harder to start the ...
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Can You Learn How to Swim in One Day

Can You Learn How to Swim in One Day?

There are many sports or activities that, within one day, you could learn how to do at a functionally competent ...
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How Many Swimming Lessons Do Adults Need

How Many Swimming Lessons Do Adults Need?

Just because you didn’t learn how to swim as a child doesn’t mean you can’t learn as an adult. In ...
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can you learn to swim in a week

Can You Learn to Swim in a Week or Less?

It takes a long time to master any skill, but it doesn’t take very long to be “good enough” at ...
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How Long Does It Take To Learn How to Swim

How Long Does It Take To Learn How to Swim?

It takes a long time to get good at any skill. However, what many don’t realize is how quickly one ...
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how long to swim lessons last

How Long Do Swimming Lessons Last?

Before enrolling their children to swim lessons, parents have many questions they want answers to. One question that pops up ...
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swimming skills by age

What Swimming Skills Are Learned by What Age?

It’s good to start swimming at a young age. The older a child gets without knowing how to swim, the ...
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How Many Swimming Lessons Does a Child Need

How Many Swimming Lessons Does a Child Need?

If you’re looking to enroll your child into swimming lessons, a common question parents ask is how many lessons does ...
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when to stop swimming lessons

When Is a Good Time to Stop Swimming Lessons?

If you are wondering when is the best time for your child to stop taking swimming lessons, the answer is: ...
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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.