Frequently Asked Questions

A. Swimming Tips

  1. The biggest challenge for competing in the sea.
    You may float better in the sea than in the pool because of the salt density in seawater. However, swimming in the sea will usually be choppier. Swimmers won’t be able to see things ahead so you will need to keep your head up every 8-10 strokes to make sure you are in the right direction.
  2. Sometimes it is easy to lose direction while swimming in the sea, how do I keep myself on track?
    Try to swim in groups and keep your head up every 8-10 strokes.
  3. How do I avoid bumping into other swimmers and getting injured during the race?
    Be warmed up and try to have a quick start. To avoid bumping into other swimmers, one of the tricks is to start fast then you can settle into pace afterwards.
  4. Any tips for relay race?
    Practice more with your teammates in the sea before the race.  Focus on your own pace rather than follow others’ pace.
    Mo matter you are a veteran or a novice, safety always comes first. Pace yourself and relax your stroke in the sea and develop a rhythm with the sea currents.  Keep yourself warm in the water.  Eat and hydrate well.  This is a charity event and it’s important to enjoy the race and have fun!
  5. How should I prepare myself the night before the race?
    Pack your bag and bring at least two goggles for the race. Have an early meal and sleep early.
  6. What should I do if I do not feel well during the race?
    Safety is always our top priority.  Safety canoes shall patrol along the race route to ensure the safety of swimmers. If you feel exhausted or are affected by cramp during the race, you should raise your hand and call for help immediately.  

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