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If you’re intrigued by open water but nervous about swimming without a black line, my advice is to just try it. Find a friend, keep an open mind, and just get out there and try it.

What I’ve learned from working with hundreds of swimmers at clinics all across the country, is that once you conquer that initial fear -- once you get your head in the water and start to swim -- it’s really just the same as swimming in the pool...except it’s way more exciting.

I love swimming in the pool. It’s where I do most of my swimming, and where I can work on technique and fitness and skills.

But once I made the transition to open-water racing, it opened doors and became a huge part of my life. It’s liberating, and I hope this video will give you the skills and confidence to try it for yourself.