The Ironman Swim is typically the highest anxiety-moment of the race. Today we look at ways to be ready, calm, and smart with your swim. We focus on specifics for Ironman Wisconsin, Chattanooga, and Louisville Swim Courses, but there is a ton of general Open Water tactics and techniques that will transfer to any race.
- Where to position yourself in a mass or wave start
- The best way to find good lines and stay on course
- How to use the buoys correctly
- How the day before the race can give critical swim information
- How to deal with a bright sun and waves
- Making sure you're in the right position to corner the Red buoys
- When seeding yourself last might be the best decision
- When to put on your wetsuit
- How to get a good warm up
- How to relax before the start
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