Swimming Guides

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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Can You Learn to Swim With a Life Jacket

Can You Learn to Swim With a Life Jacket?

If your child is learning how to swim, you may be tempted to force him/her to wear a life jacket ...
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Do You Tan Faster When Wet

Do You Tan Faster When Wet?

I’ve heard many anecdotes over the years about how wet skin supposedly tans or burns faster. When I asked how ...
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Do You Tan Better With or Without Sunscreen

Do You Tan Better With or Without Sunscreen?

Sunscreen is an essential product everyone should use if they are going to be spending time outdoors in the sun ...
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do you tan better underwater

Can You Get a Tan Underwater? What You Should Know

If you’re like me and you can’t seem to stay in one spot for too long without doing something, then ...
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does chlorine help sunburn

Does Chlorine Help or Cause Sunburn?

Sometimes you’re just having too much fun in the sun that you lose track of the last time you reapplied ...
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Swimming Pool Rules and regulations

Swimming Pool Rules Everyone Should Know

In the privacy of your own swimming pool, the only rules are your rules. If you want to do all ...
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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.