Is Open Water Swimming Safe?

 Just when you thought it was safe to get in the water… Two years ago, the Park-to-Pier swim was over almost as soon as it started.  The day began innocently enough. Athletes lined the water’s edge as they made last minute goggle adjustments and the warm sun rose over the Gulf of Mexico. The air […]

How to Train for Your First Triathlon

Train for your first triathlon with the help of our new blogger, Amber!  Welcome to FN’s new triathlon training series! Over the next few months, Amber, our go-to tri training guru, will be sharing her wisdom and insight. She’s a runner turned age-group triathlete from Jacksonville, FL who is constantly trying to push the limits of her own […]

Ask the Swim Coach: Perfecting Freestyle Form

Question: How deep in the water should my head be while swimming freestyle? Should it be partially submerged or mostly submerged? Answer: Your head, though heavy is very buoyant. When swimming, your head position is important because it affects your body position in the water and the mechanics of the stroke. To find the right […]