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Tips for Swimming in Choppy Water

Tips for Swimming in Choppy Water

To successfully swim in choppy water you need to be able to adapt your stroke to the conditions on the day. A typical ‘pool swim stroke’ will be significantly slower on a choppy day than on a flat/calm day.

To adapt your swim stroke focus on:

  • High arm recovery to clear the chop on the surface of the water – reduces drag
  • Full arm extension before hand enters the water – maximise length of stroke & reduces drag from chop
  • Sighting frequently – stay in line with target
  • Sighting with just his eyes out of the water (like a crocodile) and then breathing to the side – maintains body position high in the water

Bonus Tip – swim with your dog for company

Further Reading:

Open Water Swimming Tips For Triathlon Racing


How To Improve Your Open Water Swim





By |2018-11-26T10:07:36+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Coaches Corner, Swimming|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Tips for Swimming in Choppy Water

About the Author:

4x AG World Champion - Stephane originates from Belgium and spent many of his early years racing triathlon there. It is in Belgium through the influence of his parents that he fell in love with the sport. A natural competitor Stephane became a student of the sport always searching for ways to give him an edge over his competition. This constant study and striving for improvement has naturally progressed into a passion for coaching triathlon and it’s individual disciplines.