Go Swim Open Water, 6-time USA national
champion and World Championship medalist Fran Crippen shares his key technique "secrets"
for fast freestyle, and explains how to master the skills you need when
swimming in open water.
Whether you're a beginning swimmer
contemplating your first triathlon, or an experienced triathlete or open-water
swimmer, this video will improve your technique and give you skills and
strategies to lead you to a new level of efficiency and confidence.
Discover Fran's 5 key focus points for
fast, efficient freestyle (covers how to stay long and smooth, improve your
catch and pull, develop a more effective kick, tweak your body position, and
train for distance and speed).
Learn Fran's techniques and strategies
for swimming in open water, including:
* Race starts from the beach or from
in the water
* Dolphin diving and getting through
* Sighting, and how to turn at the
* Drafting, passing, staying aware,
and reading the pack
* Finishing strong
Learn how to practice open-water skills
in the pool.
Each focus point is illustrated from
multiple angles -- side, head-on, below, and rear -- and from above and below
Slow-motion and freeze-frame footage
allows you to zoom in on key moves and really see how to do them.
CRIPPEN has ben swimming in open water for more than two decades.
After an illustrious career in the pool (2-time USA National Champion in
the 800-meter freestyle), Fran turned to open-water racing and achieved instant
success. In his first-ever open-water race (2006 Pan Pacific
Championships), Fran won a silver medal in the 10K. In 2007, he was the
Pan Am Games gold medalist in the 10K, and in 2009 he captured a bronze medal
in the 10K World Championships. He has won four additional USA National
Championships...twice each in both the 5K and 10K open-water events...making
him the authoritative figure on open-water swimming in the United States.
Fran lives in Philadelphia, where he is training toward the 2012 Olympic
Games with the Germantown Academy Aquatic Club under coach Dick Shoulberg.
SWIM OPEN WATER was written, filmed, and produced by
the team of GLENN MILLS, a member of the 1980 Olympic Swim Team and currently a
Masters world-record holder, and BARBARA HUMMEL, veteran of two Olympic Trials
and currently a coach and world Top-Ten Masters swimmer.
Running Time: Approximately 60
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