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Open Water Swimming Advanced

On this page you will find a range of advice and tips from our partners and experts to help give you that extra edge on event day. We hope by digesting the content here you will be both physically and mentally prepared for your challenge ahead. If you are looking for your next challenge then check out our recommended events! Take your time to read through the content and if you have any specific questions you can always visit our FAQ page or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

Events Recommended for Advanced Open Water Swimmers

Eton Swim Date TBC in 2016  Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more
Shock Absorber WomenOnly Challenge Date TBC in 2016  Dorney Lake, Berkshire Read more

Training

Sleep: An essential training technique
Sleep: An essential training technique

A regular sleep routine is a fundamental part of any training schedule, and one that should be respected as much as your CV workouts, strength training, stretching and nutrition regime. In fact, scrimp on your sleep and you run the risk that you won’t get the results you deserve from the effort...

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Advanced sample sessions designed by Karen Pickering for Human Race
Advanced sample sessions designed by Karen Pickering for Human Race

Technique Stroke technique is important especially when swimming long distances. The more efficient your stroke is the more energy you will have to complete a long distance swim. It’s also important to practice “sighting” if you will be swimming outdoors so that you swim the shortest route.

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Get the best out of your training
Get the best out of your training

Here at Human Race we want every one of our participants to be the best they can be and to support your event journey from enquiry through to completion and beyond. During this period it’s important that no matter what your goal we help to provide relevant training advice.

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Improve by 5 Percent
Improve by 5 Percent

Top swim coach Paul Newsome has created a 10-week programme designed to markedly increase your performance. As a swim coach, one of the most common questions I face is how much improvement is possible in a given period of time,subject to specific training – such as a change of stroke technique,...

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How to train for & race a 10km marathon swim
How to train for & race a 10km marathon swim

Thanks to the Olympics the 10km marathon swim is set to attract ever-increasing numbers of entrants, including plenty of first-timers. Swimsmooth’s Paul Newsome draws up a training programme aimed at 10km newcomers and ambitious swimmers alike. The 10km marathon swim is now an Olympic event, and...

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Nutrition

Zipvit Sport Nutrition Guide for Long Swims
Zipvit Sport Nutrition Guide for Long Swims

Endurance sports not only require you to follow a structured plan and carry out a certain volume of training but the key to success may also ultimately come from a carefully tailored nutrition plan. Hydration, Energy and Recovery are the 3 fundamental aspects.

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Hydration

Zipvit Sport Nutrition Guide for Long Swims
Zipvit Sport Nutrition Guide for Long Swims

Endurance sports not only require you to follow a structured plan and carry out a certain volume of training but the key to success may also ultimately come from a carefully tailored nutrition plan. Hydration, Energy and Recovery are the 3 fundamental aspects.

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Hydration and Performance
Hydration and Performance

By Anita Bean BSc RNutr - Human Race Hydration Expert During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of the energy you put into exercise is converted into heat, and is then lost. This extra heat has to be dissipated...

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Vitamins and Supplements

Energy myth busters
Energy myth busters

SPATONE® and nutritionist Emma Wight-Boycott separate the energy slump facts from the fiction!

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Are workers out of energy?
Are workers out of energy?

The average British worker ‘runs out of steam’ by 1.40pm on a Thursday, a study conducted by SPATONE® Liquid Iron has revealed.

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Why should Spatone® be your first choice iron supplement?
Why should Spatone® be your first choice iron supplement?

Spatone® has become the UK's best selling iron supplement¹ for a number of reasons... Spatone is natural Spatone is a naturally occurring iron-rich mineral water which is collected and packed straight from the source in the heart of Snowdonia, North Wales. The iron in Spatone is highly...

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The Importance of Iron
The Importance of Iron

Lead Legs? A drop in performance and an onslaught of fatigue? Don’t just sit back and watch as your training takes a nose-dive and there seems to be no ‘logical’ reason as to why. Iron depletion is one of those conditions that can disguise itself as being over-trained or under-rested. As a...

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Equipment

Wiggle Swimming Checklist
Wiggle Swimming Checklist

Whether you’ve been training hard for an upcoming swimming event or you’re considering your first race, you’ll need to make sure you have all the equipment you need to perform at your best. Human Race partner, Wiggle, has put together this handy check list to make sure there are no surprises....

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Our Wetsuit Partner blueseventy answers some common wetsuit questions
Our Wetsuit Partner blueseventy answers some common wetsuit questions

Here are some answers to the most common questions about wetsuits from our wetsuit partner blueseventy! WHY WEAR A TRIATHLON WETSUIT Triathlon wetsuits are made for the express purpose of surface swimming. They were originally introduced to maintain warmth when swimming in cold open water and...

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Garmin Swim
Garmin Swim

Garmin Swim Stop counting laps — let Garmin Swim™ do the maths. Garmin’s new swimming watch logs your distance, pace, stroke count and stroke type and includes free online analysis, storage and sharing at Garmin Connect™. Garmin Swim also has advanced features for timed sets and logging drills,...

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Panel of Experts

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Simon Griffiths Simon Griffiths is the founder and editor of H2Open, the world’s first dedicated open water swimming magazine. A keen swimmer and... Read more
Rhian Stephenson Rhian’s unique approach blends modern day scientific knowledge with natural medicine and nutrition to give her clients outstanding... Read more
John Brame "I started RG Active with another triathlete, Dermott Hayes, over 5 years ago. It was originally something both Dermott and myself... Read more
Martin Yelling Martin Yelling (PhD) has a background in endurance coaching and performance. A former international runner, elite multisport athlete... Read more
Kerry Bircher Kerry is an enthusiastic and inspiring Personal Trainer and British Cycling coach. These attributes and qualifications enable her to... Read more
Stephen Roche "While it is a very hard and sometimes very cruel profession, my love for the bike remains as strong now as it was in the days when... Read more
Jeff Archer Jeff Archer is Managing Director of The Tonic Corporate Wellness, a business dedicated to helping professionals and organisations... Read more
John Lunt "I did my first triathlon in 1984. The following year I raced at five more events and it went from there. Ater racing in the Nice... Read more
Karen Pickering Karen Pickering is ambassador for the Open Water Swim Series. With 13 Commonwealth medals, an MBE and her own swim coaching school... Read more
Anita Bean "During exercise, staying hydrated is crucial for achieving peak performance. It may surprise you to know that about 75 per cent of... Read more
Emma Wight-Boycott Emma Wight-Boycott MSc mBANT is a Registered Nutritional Therapist with a passion for simplifying the science. With 17 years... Read more
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