Should You Wear A Wetsuit?

Should You Wear A Wetsuit?

Comfort Barrier If the water is cooler than you are comfortable with, or even really cold, should you wear a wetsuit? Well, my short answer to this question is, if the cold will keep you from swimming, but otherwise you are fit, capable and eager to go, then wear a...
Thinking About A New Wetsuit?

Thinking About A New Wetsuit?

I want to lay out some thoughts about buying a wetsuit to address the many questions and concerns I receive. Much of the following is an excerpt from my forthcoming ebook A Better Triathlon Swim  that is just days away from being published. Wetsuits are desirable for...

Too Cool To Swim?

Autumn has its grip on most of the northern hemisphere and our wild waterways are cooling down fast. I have heard the usual chatter about the ‘last open water swim of the season’ and I fully sympathize. However, I want to raise the challenge to hold onto...

Wet Fingers

I am fascinated by physiology, and I am guessing many of you are also. Here’s an article on ScienceMag.com that I caught wind of from Daily News Of Open Water Swimming: Wrinkles Help Fingers Get a Grip   Recent photo of Antalya Mountains-City-Sea by my friend...

Transparent Coaching

How is your training going? I thought it would be helpful to just be a little transparent about what I am doing and thinking these days on a personal level in my swimming and coaching. The water and weather are gradually cooling. And it is gradually becoming a little...

Cold Showers Are Cool

I mentioned in a previous post on this topic that while the sea was warming up last spring I noticed an interesting phenomenah – my body felt more chilled in 22 C water than it did in 21 C. I proposed a hypothesis that there was some sort of breaker switch in my...