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4 Reasons Why Open Water Requires The Strongest Mind

It comes with little debate among the swimming community that swimmers are among the toughest athletes across the board both physically and mentally. The countless hours, hundreds of thousands of yards, and early mornings put in – even just for a single season – render strength in every meaning of the word.

Yet, among this elite class of athletic grit lies the one group who take their mental and physical strength to the next level and whose emotional strength daunts most in the swimming world: those who take themselves early in the morning not to the pool but to their local lakes and rivers.

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