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Swimming in the Ocean and Lakes is an incredible privilege, and one we don’t take for granted. The team at blueseventy are passionate about treading lightly on the planet – and in our case it is the 70% of the earths surface that is made up of blue water! (and where we get our name from) that we hone our focus on. For over 25 years we have been enabling swimmers of all walks of life to get in and enjoy the freedom and sense of accomplishment that comes from swimming so taking care of this backyard is second nature....
Heading out beyond the breakers can be a scary thing to get your head around for many…but putting the irrational fears into perspective, getting some friends on board and embracing the adventure and challenge is full of rich rewards. Open water swimming takes us to new places and new adventures, and with a few simple things, those childhood movie fears will dissipate and be replaced with a new world – one the makes up 70% of the earths surface (and is most blue). So what are you waiting for, grab your blueseventy wetsuit and goggles and head out for some fun!
A good warmup is key to a great swim so don’t skimp. Even if it looks a tad uninviting, make the most of the pre-start to get your body and mind ready for racing!
It’s a great chance to:
Ensure that your blueseventy wetsuit is fitted well and comfortable and you’ve got everything you need.
Your arms, legs and breathing apparatus are warmed up;
When the starters gun goes, you can focus on getting out across the waves with the power of the pack (and in the right direction with no angst about where you’re heading!)
With the season kicking off, now is the time to ensure you are getting in some swim fitness in the pool (a squad is a great option for that if there is one near you), or alternatively – check out some of the free online training programmes - two or three times a week for at least 45 minutes is a great place to start. Next test out your gear – find a mate (we recommend to never swim alone) and just test the water…Head to your local beach, pull on the wetsuit and get in and get comfortable with...