Can’t get in the pool? Hit Open Water Swimming

We couldn’t have workouts this weekend at our pool due to a USA Water Polo event – which, by the way, looks like fun.   But that’s no excuse for not swimming when the open water is all around us. Some of us headed down to the La Jolla Cove and had a good one. The water temperature is still cold so most of us wore wetsuits but a few did brave it in just their regular suits.

Here’s what it was like.

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Wind-n-Sea Masters  team is based in one of the mecca’s for open water swimming and a large number of it’s members are actively engaged in open water swimming all year round.    The team features many top open water swimmers who have completed Catalina and English channel crossings.    Additionally, many members are new to open water swimming and the program encourages fun and camaraderie in the open water.

The team trains at the Coggan Family Aquatic Center – a beautiful 50m complex that is less than a mile away from the La Jolla Cove – site of the La Jolla Rough Water Swim; the largest open water swim in the United States.   Wind-n-Sea Masters archives all their works for the open water swimming and triathlon communities.

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Mike Lewis is a freelance commercial, sport and lifestyle photographer based in San Diego.  Mike began making photos in the early 80’s and immersed himself in all aspects of the photographic arts.  Mike’s professional career in in photography began after 12 years working within the United States Olympic movement; he …

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