Open-Water Swimming Tips From The Pros

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Mar 1, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Rule 2: Run when you can

“For a beach start, you want to run as far as you in into the water without falling over because most people are faster running than swimming,” advises Dibens.

Cunnama adds, “Once you’re up to the thighs, it’s hard to get that dive going,” so leap in the water once it’s up above the knees.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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