Although the Olympics fever is slowly simmering down, it still has a relatively strong impact on many. After watching world class athletes coming together to compete, many have been more motivated than normal to get back into shape. When it comes to choosing a sport to engage in, it might not be so straightforward either, especially after seeing all the athletes excel in what they do. Swimming is usually one of the most common choices, but some would find it to be mundane after continuous laps across the pool.

However, if they have the opportunity to switch the scene with something more vibrant and refreshing, perhaps it would make a difference to them. This can be done through open water swimming. Just like swimming in your public swimming complex, swimming in the open waters requires you to simply be geared with a swimsuit and a pair of goggles. That’s just about all that you truly need. A swim cap could also come in handy, but this is up to personal preference.

Although swimming in the open waters can be more fun and exciting compared to the usual laps at the public swimming complex, it is important for one to always bear safety in mind. Always try your best to remain as visible as possible to others in order to prevent accidents from occurring. One should also remember not to venture so far out. It is always advisable to remain closer to the shore where the people on the beach can actually see you. Do take note that the open waters are not for beginners. For learning purposes, it still has to be done in the swimming complex. If you wish to proceed to swim in the open waters, you should already have the ability to swim multiple laps at the swimming complex. If you are still not comfortable in swimming laps, please practice more first before attempting to swim in the open waters. This is because the open waters are unpredictable and not standardised, unlike in the swimming complex. For the full article, check it out here.

In Singapore, a new advance programme was recently created. It is known as the Open Water SwimSafer Course. In this course, students will be equipped with the necessary survival skills when they are in the water. Furthermore, they will be taught in a real life environment. A Bronze qualification from the SwimSafer programme is required first before one is able to enroll. For more details, do check it out at Happy Fish Swim School.