Swimming in open water is a sport in growth. A few years ago, it was very uncommon to found open water swimming competitions and, what was weirder, to see swimmers training in the sea.
Thankfully much of that has changed over the years. Nowadays there are so many swimmers who want to swim in the sea, and we can find trainings and competitions that are organized almost every weekend, even in winter.
So, why should you swim in the sea?
- Swimming in the sea is synonym of feeling free, you can swim left, right, you can swim wherever you like, no lanes, no walls… The sea is yours (Always be careful with the ships and big fishes. )
- No crossing in the sea will be the same. The state of the sea is changing constantly, so it can be calm, with waves, with currents, that makes it more fun.
- You can swim in natural environments, and in addition to being unique, are always different.
- You can see different types of fish while you are swimming.
- Swimming in the sea means swimming in a natural environment, away from the cities, from the crowds of people, away from the noises… The feeling of calm and peace that this environment transmits for its sounds, colours and smells is unmatched.
- It allows you to build skills such as orientation or swimming in adverse conditions
- You do not see the same line as always under the water. You can always see a different things underwater and If you are lucky you can see a breathtaking seabed
- The water of the sea is more dense, due to its high salt concentration, the swimmers floats more allowing easier swimming and less effort to maintain balance.
- There are no schedules, you can swim in the morning, at noon or at dusk, and it’s free.
What are you waiting to start swimming into the sea?