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Video: Open-Water Swimming Tips For Beginners

Competing in a triathlon with an open-water swim? Don't miss these tips from super swimmer John Flanagan.

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Competing in this weekend’s 70.3 Hawaii or another upcoming race? Don’t miss these tips from super swimmer John Flanagan.

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