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Swim Secure's Open Water Safety Guide If you are a first timer the transition from pool to open water can be a daunting one, but with some simple safety steps the delights of the great outdoors are closer than you think. Fall in love with swimming Even if you’ve never swum before, it’s never too late to start. The nature of swimming means that you can vary your pace to make workouts as strenuous or relaxing as you want How Is Open Water Swimming Different From The Pool? To give you a base understanding of how open water swimming differs to your local pool, we’ve pulled the below guide together for you Swim Safe Code Calling all open water swimmers: it is important you see the boats around you but it is even more important they see you! JUST STARTING OUT So you've decided to get fit by swimming. Here are a few tips to help you on your swim journey OPEN WATER SWIMMING To get started with open water swimming in the UK, find out about local swimming spots, look online in guide books to help you on your way. TRAINING TIPS We want you to fully enjoy your training and, if you are building up to an event, prepare you for your big day in the best way possible. WHAT TO WEAR? It's important that you wear the right gear for outdoor swimming. Keep reading to find out more. FUEL This section will arm you with the information you need to combine healthy eating and drinking with your training.