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The World’s Top Five Open-Water Swim Locations

Our top five picks for the best locations across the world to do an open-water swim.

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Our top five picks for the best locations across the world to do an open-water swim.

Written by: Paul Regensburg

During my travels as a triathlon coach I have been fortunate enough to coach training sessions at the best open-water training venues in the world. Each time I was preparing for our next camp my friends would ask me which beautiful location in the world I was going to this time.

When I told them and that it would be hard work, I got very little sympathy. It occurred to me one day the reason we are always training and racing in beautiful areas is there are only a certain number of places on the planet where the water is warm enough for a human being to swim comfortably. These places tend to be stunningly beautiful with great weather conditions—possessing the same virtues people look for when planning a nice vacation. Following are the five best places to transfer all of that hard work in the pool to a glorious open-water workout.