10 Things Swimmers Hate In Open Water Swimming


There are many things to enjoy about open water swimming, but a few things can really irritate swimmers:

1. Turn buoys that come unleashed from their position/anchor.
2. Swimmers who draft off you and continuously tap on your feet nearly every stroke.
3. Forgetting your goggles.
4. Getting stung by jellyfish.
5. Being told the finish is right there…and this statement is inaccurate.
6. Someone bumping into you with lanolin.
7. Your goggle strap snapping in two right before a race.
8. Someone on your crew accidently eating your food during a marathon swim.
9. Someone smoking on an escort boat or on one of the official’s boats.
10. The irritating chafing of a new swimsuit.

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