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How to Do Open Water Swimming Race Starts and Finishes

Whether you’re starting on land or in the water, there’s a lot you need to consider and practice

Open water races and triathlons require participants to start and finish either in the water or on solid ground, whether that’s a beach, shoreline, dock, or something else. Practicing these types of starts and finishes is critical for success.

Here’s what you need to know.

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