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Open water coach in New Zealand and the UK. In New Zealand he pioneers sportive swimming through Real Swim Adventures. fitandabel.com


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Q: I am repeatedly taken aback by how much easier it is to swim in someone’s slipstream. Swimming in a pool with a metronome, I realised I was actually going surprisingly quickly, although I felt like I was doing virtually nothing. Given the loss of relationship between perceived exertion and speed when drafting, how do you suggest estimating your speed (in order to decide whether to continue to draft or to accelerate past)?

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As spring finally arrives, it is time to start planning your summer swims. We have features on wild swimming in Spain and Florida and full event listings for races in the UK and around the world. Plus, we report from Russia and the UK on the final flurry of the season’s cold water swimming competitions. In this issue’s performance zone, as well as all the usual training and nutrition advice, we teach you how to master easy butterfly. This issue we celebrate a true pioneer of the open water: Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim the English Channel, was an independent working class woman who promoted open water swimming to a new audience.
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