Para swimmers getting it done at Twin Lakes
Six swimmers took to the waters of Twin Lakes for an open water swim clinic on May 8th 2021. Two visually impaired swimmers were matched with guides, who practiced different techniques in getting around the swim course. Some were tethered at the hip, others at the waist, and it was always better to have an extra swimmer alongside to keep everyone on track. Swimmers also practiced tethering on both the left and right side, as well as swapping mid-course in case of a change in water conditions. Open water swim technique varies for para swimmers, who are more concerned with getting around the course safely that finding the most aggressive, fast line. Drafting and tight turns are not a priority, rather going nice and easy for a smooth, comfortable trip around the buoys.