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Monday, May 30, 2016

This Is The Last Turn Of Your Race. What Do You Do?

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

This could be the last turn buoy of the Olympic final or a national championship or a local ocean or lake race.

There is a leader and three swimmers following? You really want to win.

What would you do if you were Swimmer A (leader)? What would you do if you were Swimmer B (second tier, outside swimmer)? What would you do if you were Swimmer C (second tier, middle swimmer)? What would you do if you were Swimmer D (second tier, inside swimmer)?

Scenario A: There are 250 meters to go to the finish in a straight line in calm conditions after this 90º turn.
Scenario B: There are 50 meters to go to the finish in a straight line in rough water conditions after this 90º turn.
Scenario C: There are 500 meters to go to the finish with large waves after this 45º turn.

Tell us your opinions and send us your answers and opinions to headcoach@openwatersource.com

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