From the clear blue of tropic seas to the deep cool of mountain lakes, open water swimming can be alluring, but it can also be intimidating. This Total Immersion
video offers a variety of tips and techniques that will boost your confidence and have you hungering for a chance to swim without walls and lane lines. Whether you're a beginning swimmer or an experienced athlete looking for an edge in the next triathlon, this 40 minute DVD will help you transform your weaknesses into strengths and get you out enjoying swimming in the open water like never before.Part One: "Perpetual Motion Freestyle"
Five key open water techniques
Develop a 'tireless' stroke
Hold a consistent pace over long distancesPart Two: "Swim With Friends"
Develop skills essential for effective racing
Hold your own in the "controlled chaos" of tri race starts
Save energy by drafting
Swim comfortably in a pack
Get your bearings and navigate unerringly
Enjoy swimming more than you ever have in a pool
Running Time: 40 minutesAbout the author:
At 55, having completed his second 28.5-mile Manhattan Island Marathon, won four National Masters championships and broken long-distance records three times, Terry Laughlin is undoubtedly the most accomplished open water swimmer of his age in the US.