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For tips on everything from structuring an open water workout, to safety management for open water, to how to build a feed stick, check out the information on this page for all open water essentials.

NEED MORE ASSISTANCE?

Email Open Water Director Bryce Elser for further information. 719-866-3521

Open Water Webinars

The USA Swimming Open Water National Team staff has recorded these webinars to help you be the best open water swimmer you can be. Check out these resources that provide tips and lessons on nutrition, performance and more!

High Performance

The USA Swimming National Team staff breaks down techniques from some of the nation's best open water swimmers.

Watch

Nutrition

Alicia Glass, Senior Sports Dietitian at the USOPC, discusses fueling for open water athletes

Watch

Sport Psych

Emily Klueh, Clinical Athletic Counselor and Program Coordinator for Athletes Connected at the University of Michigan, shares insight about mental toughness in open water.

Watch
Open Water FAQS

Have More Questions?

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions specific to Open Water swimming.
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