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What is sighting? How do you get good at it?

One key difference between pool swimming and open water swimming is that you have no lane lines or markings on the floor to follow. The world is literally your oyster and you can go in any direction you please, for as long as you wish. The downside to this new-found freedom is you have to…...

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This is a story of girl meets buoy – Sarah Kerrigan

Sarah Kerrigan lives for her time in the sea with friends and family, drinking in nature, and enjoying a low impact exercise where her (dis)ability isn’t a factor. On the last Saturday of October one of my swimming buddies and I decided we were going to attempt heading out to the first buoy at Sandycove […]

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