This Is Why You’re Swimming Slower In Open Water!

Published on May 16th 2023


It can really knock your confidence when you've been training all winter in the swimming pool but when you finally get into the open water, you're SLOWER?! You expect to feel great, all that added buoyancy, fresh air, and nature but you're just not as fast as you were in the pool. In this video, we explain why this might be and offer some suggestions to bring back the speed! 0:00 - Intro 1:44 - The Stroke 3:19 - Kit 4:38 - The wetsuit 5:09 - Goggles 5:36 - Your mental state Useful Links Submit your Photo and Video to us 👉 Check out the GTN Shop 👉 GTN Training Plans 👉 Do you feel like you swim slower in open water? 🏊‍♂️ Let us know in the comment section below! 💬 Watch more on GTN... 📹 How To Stop Getting Goggle Eyes From Swimming! 👉 📹 Watch our Editor’s Choice Playlist 👉 📹 Watch our weekly show, The GTN Show 👉 Photos: © Triathlon / Getty Images 🎵 Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound / Artlist 🎵 Wandering Ahead - Trevor Kowalski Cadillac - peerless Dirty Knees - View Points Quartet Pizzicato - Trevor Kowalski Etude No 1 For String Quartet - Peter Sandberg Cadillac - peerless #gtn #triathlon #swimbikerun #swim #bike #run #openwaterswimming #swimfaster #swimmingtips The Global Triathlon Network (GTN) is the world's biggest triathlon YouTube channel, with new videos every day! GTN is for anyone who loves triathlon: from seasoned triathletes to first-timers – and everyone in between! With the help of our former pro and Olympic medal-winning team, we’re here to inform, entertain and inspire you to become a better triathlete; including videos on: - How to swim, bike, and run faster with expert knowledge - Try our session ideas - Investigations into wide-ranging topics - The best triathlon bike tech and gear with pro-know-how - In-depth, entertaining features from the heart of the sport - Chat, opinion and interact with us across the channel and on social media! Join us on YouTube’s best triathlon channel to get closer to the sport and to become a better, faster and fitter triathlete! Welcome to the Global Triathlon Network. Thanks to our sponsors: Canyon bikes: THEMAGIC5: MET Helmets: ON Running: Orca: Park Tool: Precision Fuel & Hydration: Selle Italia: Trimtex: Wahoo: Zwift: Watch our sister channels: Global Cycling Network - GCN Tech - GCN Racing - GCN Italia - GCN en Espanol - GCN auf Deutsch - GCN en Francais - GCN Japan - GCN Training - Global Mountain Bike Network - GMBN Racing - GMBN Tech - Electric Mountain Bike Network -