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Ever wondered about how to swim in current in a triathlon? Not sure what swim technique will get you to the triathlon finish soonest? Read on!
Racing in the Ironman US Championships last weekend (which were held in the very tidal Hudson river) i was amazed at how many swimmers clearly hadn't been told how to swim in currents.
Currents are quite a common experience- Vineman, Beach 2 Battleship, Ironman NYC, Escape from Alcatraz, and a number of other races are all held in very currenty conditions. Its worth figuring out how to swim in them fast.
A few things to keep in mind: