Guest post by Heather Scott – Swimmer with Royal Wootton Bassett Otters Masters Swimming Club. Novice open water swim competitor, returning to open sea swimming after a 30 year hiatus. Was the first female back in a wetsuit in the Big Sea Swim 2014 – 1km, as well as third fastest female competitor and seventh overall.
If you’re a keen swimmer and fancy a new challenge open water swimming, especially in the sea, may be the right fit for you. With the number of outdoor swims on the rise due to the increased popularity in events such as triathlons there is more opportunity than ever to get outdoors and embrace sea and lake swimming. Open water swimming also appeals to a wide range of ages, especially masters racers who as they get older may not be able to compete on speed alone. Continue reading “A beginner’s guide to open sea swimming”