Challenges of Open Water Swimming in a Polluted Ocean

Swimmers face tougher challenges in open water swimming than in the pool. They deal with extreme water temperatures, uncertain weather and powerful currents. Nowadays, they face a new challenge: a polluted ocean. 

Global warming has evolved throughout decades of increased carbon emissions. Consequently, the store of energy and heat from the atmosphere has built up in the ocean. Not only climate change but also the massive amount of trash found in the ocean is harming marine life and quality of open water competition.

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