he first video is a great tip for first timers and swimmers who are inexperienced with the cold conditions and are unsure about the different types of water that are used in races. Very helpful for anybody who has some anxiety towards an upcoming race.

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Video two focuses on how on the start for the swim. It offers some great tips to ensure that you are in a very strong position right from the off.

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Sighting is one of the most useful techniques do develop when swimming, ensuring that you take the shortest route to the finish and minimising the amount of time lost ensuring that you are facing the right way can make or break any race.

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The final video covers arguably the most critical feature of swimming, breathing. Keri-Anne offers great advice on how to ensure your breathing will be efficient and keep you swimming strong.

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Hopefully you have found Kerry-Anne's insights helpful and that the tips given help you to improve your next open water swimming experience, be it leisure, training or race.

Author Biography

Keri-Anne is a British swimmer, specialising in the marathon, open water swimming, and long-distance freestyle swimming in the pool. She is a two-time World 10 km Open Water champion, and an Olympic silver medallist.   At the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Keri-anne Payne won the silver medal in the inaugural 10k marathon swim. As one of

the most memorable events of the Beijing Olympics, the marathon swim led to an explosion of public interest and participation in open water swimming events in the UK and worldwide.

Keri-anneÔÇÖs stature in this exciting new sport heightened when she was crowned world champion at the 2009 World Championships in Rome and again in Shanghai in 2011.  Keri-anne is also a British Swimming ambassador and a SpeedoUK sponsored athlete.


Apr 15, 2016
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