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VIDEO: Open water swim race strategies with Kirsten Sweetland

Learn how to strategize the open water swim portion of your race with this video from Olympian Kirsten Sweetland.

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