Sports & Gaming

Guide to Open Water Swimming: History and Tips

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 4 min read

Whether you’re training for a triathlon or simply looking for a great way to exercise outdoors, open water swimming is a challenging but rewarding practice to start. Learn about the long history of competitive open water swimming, plus the essential techniques you’ll need to master before you get out on the water.