Open Water Swim
Open Water Swimming is the latest Olympic Sport. Most swims are between 1 km and 3 km. In a standard triathlon, the swim leg in 3.8 km (2.4 miles). Marathon swimming is 10 km or more. The pace of these races is very fast right from the start. Swimmers jostle for position then head for the buoys. Competitive swimmers use techniques and strategies to keep ahead of the pack. Many open water swimmers train for triathlons and Ironman competitions.
Notable Open Water Swim events taken place at the WIFC:
• 2012 World Junior Open Water Swim World Championships
Upcoming Open Water Swim events at WIFC:
• Provincial Open Water Swim