Olympian Kirsten Sweetland shares her open water race strategies for triathletes of all levels to help get them through the swim portion.

Her tips include:

  • Minimizing anxiety before and during the swim
  • Learning to comfortably get on someone’s feet to help with direction
  • When and how to sprint during the swim leg to optimize your position and get in the right pack
  • The importance of the beginning of the swim and how to strategize
  • How to position yourself in a deep-water start vs. beach start
  • Wetsuit removal after the race in transition