View Full Version : First 1-mile open water swim

September 10th, 2003, 11:19 AM
I am participating my frist open water swim, the American-Mile, this coming weekend. I have only self-trained for two weeks, and I have never swam as much as I had in this two week period. I am now able to swim at least a mile in a heated 25-yard pool in 52 minutes. Is it recommended that I participate in this race, knowing that I am probably not physically and mentally fit? And can you recommend any last-minute exercise that I can do to prepare for this race? My only goal is to finish the race.

Any comments will be much appreciated.

October 18th, 2003, 08:20 PM
Didi you go for it ?

Dominick Aielloeaver
October 19th, 2003, 04:12 PM
Rwyang. When you get in the water submerg your body in the water before swimming. That you try to get used to temp. change. Once you start stroking, use your first 100 yds. or so to loosen up. Then try to find a groove that is comfterable for you. Stay in that groove until you finish the swim. I tell you this, because this is your first open water swim. Also very important do not worry about how much time you are taking. point is asyou said you only want to finish. Keeping that point in mind or focus, you will do fine. Would like to know results. Lots of luck . Dom:) :cool: