Dealing With Unexpected Open-Water Swim Scenarios

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  • Published Nov 28, 2011
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM UTC

… there are jellyfish or stingrays in the water?

Most jellyfish are not too dangerous. Swimming in Australia I have experienced little electric stings, which I don’t even notice with the adrenaline of racing. If you do happen to have a problem during the swim course, lifeguards are always there to help, so stay calm and swim over to a guard if you’re bit and you don’t think you will be able to finish the swim. That being said, I truly feel that race directors put on races in safe conditions and would not have swimmers race in anything that could negatively affect athletes’ health.

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