Rest week and open water skills practice…

Today we hit the tidal pool on the Atlantic Seaboard to practice all things open water related. We have been learning all these skills for the last 8 weeks indoors and now was the time to put them to practice in the sea tidal pool. The circuit we set up was two right turns around buoys, shelving sand to practice dolphin dives, a run out exit and a run in entrance. We managed to get about 110m of swimming, including sighting the buoys. (Sighting is such a serious skill that every triathlete must master!). We also practice swimming on other swimmers feet to get the advantage of the draft/slip stream, and also to have to sight less (providing the followed swimmer is swimming straight).

We did 6 loops of the tidal as the sun started to set. It was a most amazing setting to be practising this. The final skill we practised was removing the wetsuit to the waist, and running out the sea after the swim. The athletes are learning fast and we look very forward to the first race of the season.

 

Thanks once again to the amazing photos by Craig Brandedberg. See his work on facebook:  CBartworks

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