Swimming in the open water requires patience, determination, confidence and a bit of humor. Unlike the pool, open water conditions can be quite variable, with elements such as wind, surface chop, big waves and swell to be considered. One, or a combination of these factors, can create intimidating swimming conditions unless you're prepared before you get your feet wet.
As a open water swimmer, you may have the following questions on Open Water Sighting:
* The Biggest Return on Your Investment
* When Is the Right Time?
* Controlling the Variables on Race Day
In this article, you can find all the answers: http://www.active.com/triathlon/articles/open-water-sighting-what-you-need-to-know.