How to Swim in Open Water

This is advice for people who have limited experience in open water swimming, but who are planning to do a first or second open water race and want some pointers from an experienced swimmer. I swam on the team in high school for three years, for five hours a day my senior year, and have swum multiple times a week for the thirty years since then. Swimming has always been the easiest part of triathlon for me, but I know that’s not true for most…