In Go Swim&trade Open Water Swimming with Mike Collins, Michael offers advice for novice to elite athletes on making open-water swimming less intimidating and more exciting!
Michael uses pool footage, graphics, and footage from triathlon
races and ocean-based training sessions to teach.
Basic freestyle swimming skills: Comfort in water, head / body position, low-effort swimming, and breathing techniques.
Course evaluation and safety: Water temperature, waves, currents, bottom conditions, and how to study course layout.
Advanced open-water skills: Entries, dolphining, navigation, sighting, drafting, turning around buoys, exits, riding waves, and race strategies.
Bonus features: Interview with Todd Heady (triathlon champion), and wetsuit
and race-start advice from Barb Lindquist and Wes Hobson.
Approximate running time: 35 minutes instructional + 25 minutes bonus material.