Here are some OWS action shots from yesterday's race. Observe the swim strokes of the lead swimmers: graceful, powerful and relaxed. Translate your pool sessions into open-water finesse and fierceness.
The swimmers pick up momentum, and sighting is important.
The distance opens up significantly after 200 metres.
Pacing is crucial, so swim at your own race pace. Stroke, breathe, sight, repeat.
Taking the plunge and powering through the front.