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Swim Across America, Swim Tips

Posted on Aug 8, 2018 6:34:06 PM by Laura Dravenstott in Swimming tips from an instructor, in open water swimming, in charity, in Swim Across America

As a follow up to our blog on the inaugural Denver event for Swim Across America (August 26 at Chatfield Reservoir), SwimLabs brings you two videos with open water swim tips.

The first video, with by Olympic Triathlete Susan Williams, discusses “swimming with fish” and other ways that an open water swim may be different than a pool swim. In the Chatfield reservoir, near Denver, we have small fish and birds that are not dangerous, but may startle a swimmer who isn’t used to swimming outdoors. Little fish and diving ducks may appear underneath the athlete, and moss or water plants may brush hands or feet, but there’s nothing to worry about. It’s helpful just to know that the possibility exists for a “wildlife encounter.”

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Mountain Swim Series

Posted on May 30, 2017 1:47:28 PM by jennymann in Denver, in colorado, in SwimLabs, in General, in open water swimming

Are you looking for more opportunities for open water swimming in Colorado?

SwimLabs is partnering with the Mountain Swim Series on several open water races this year around the Denver/Front Range region.  These races provide the opportunity to practice for triathlons, gauge where you are in training, test your open water sighting turning and drafting skills and compete against other Colorado open water swimmers.

Boyd Lake Spring Splash (June 3)

1.2 Mile
2.4 Mile
5K

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Hit the Open Water!

Posted on May 26, 2017 8:19:38 AM by jennymann in colorado, in triathlon, in SwimLabs, in grant ranch, in General, in open water swimming, in technique, in triathlete

SwimLabs’ Open Water Training at Grant Ranch

On any given Tuesday, Thursday, or weekend morning through September 10, swimmers can watch the sun rise from the calm water at Grant Ranch. Cheerful colored caps bob up and down as athletes acclimate to the water, which will steadily warm throughout the summer. Swimmers take advantage of the motorboat-free course and bright orange swim buoys to train for triathlons or open water races, or to vary their regular workout routine.

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