Another sea swim done! 1.5km under the belt…

Today we celebrated Day of Reconciliation with a mile swim in at Clifton 3rd beach in the ccccccold Atlantic Ocean. Not only was this water very very cold (10 degress), we also had to contend with wind speeds of 25knots, and this was creating very rough conditions for the swimmers. Needless to say, the Embark triathletes braved all the elements and completed the swim, realising now that whatever 70.3 half iron-man in East London throws at us; We are ready!!!

Sea swimming is very important to get used to. Its obviously not like swimming in the pool. You have to sight where you are going consistently, as going slightly off course will mean having to straighten up and cover more distance. The straighter you can swim the less distance you will swim. The sea is also always moving, so your rhythm gets affected by this, and you have to learn to tolerate the seas badgering. Just keep your form, and keep swimming towards to the buoy! Enjoy the rest of the day! See you at training tomorrow.

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