Open Water Swimming (book)
"Whether you are planning on racing in an ocean, lake, river, canal, bay, dam, or reservoir, Open Water Swimming is your best guide to success. Steven Munatones wrote the perfect book for athletes of all levels who want to compete in the open waters of the world."
Brent Rutemiller, Publisher, Swimming World Magazine
Open Water Swimming is an essential guide to maneuvering the open-water environment and describes how to prepare logistically, physically, and mentally for open-water swims. The book includes stroke techniques, racing tactics, and training plans for triathlon, middle-distance, and marathon-distance swims.
Swim faster, stronger, and more efficiently. Whether you are a dedicated open-water swimmer or a triathlete looking to conquer the sport’s most challenging event, Open Water Swimming is your complete guide to improving your performance and decreasing your time.
In Open Water Swimming, renowned marathon swimmer, coach, and commentator Steven Munatones shares his insights and expertise on preparing, training, and competing in open-water events. From triathlon to marathon and all distances in between, you’ll learn these tactics:
Refine your freestyle stroke to improve power, speed, effectiveness, and navigational IQ. Pace yourself, and conserve energy, for faster finishes. Train for every event with conditioning programs for short, Olympic, marathon, and triathlon distances. Shave seconds off your time with professional tactics for starts, turns, feedings, transitions, and finishes. Incorporate the racing strategies of the most successful swimmers in the sport. Prepare physically and psychologically for the demands of competition. From the art of efficient pack swimming to the best dryland and pool workouts for improving endurance, strength, and power, Open Water Swimming covers it all. Read it, refer to it, and rely on it for improved results and faster times!
Chapter 1. The Open-Water Swimmer
Chapter 2. Overcoming the Elements
Chapter 3. Choosing Your Events
Chapter 4. The Open-Water Tool Kit
Chapter 5. Building a Faster Freestyle
Chapter 6. Preparing for Short-Distance Swims
Chapter 7. Preparing for Middle-Distance Swims
Chapter 8. Preparing for Marathon Swims
Chapter 9. Racing Tactics for Every Event
Chapter 10. Triathlon Training and Finishing Fast