Windsor triathlete bitten by Muskie during open-water swim in Lake St. Clair

Matt Gervais needed 13 stitches in his hand after being bitten by fish during training swim

Max out your swimming potential with the right balance of open-water and pool workouts

In his lifelong quest to shed his status as a “Hydrosloth,” Triathlon Canada Magazine writer, Kevin Heinze has recruited the help of Canadian Olympic swimmer Brent Hayden and his “Swimming Secrets” program to gain some speed in the water.

Don’t just swim long – try these open water swim sets

Get the most out of your next open water swim workout

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