Open Water Swimming for Adventure Racers Swimming is a highly technical activity, where small improvements in technique and tactics result in large gains in efficiency, speed, and therefore time in a race.
Get your water intake right. Water requirements increase dramatically during training. This is logical. What you need to keep in mind is - 3% dehydration equals 10% loss of muscle strength and 8% of speed. Quite dramatic during an AR.
Maximise your potential with food Whether you are in the race to win, or doing it for the challenge, it is essential that you eat nutritionally before, during and after a race to ensure you operate at your optimum.