In other words, an open water swim of a 1000 meters begins with the first stroke. And, one ideal place to start that first stroke in the US is the Chris Greene Lake Cable Swim in Virginia.
Known as a competitive, yet beginner-friendly swim, the Chris Greene Lake Cable Swim offers warm water without currents, waves, tides or jellyfish to worry about.
The course also offers an opportune time to developing one's navigational IQ due to the cable that is strung between the turn posts. And, very importantly for a newcomer, is the fact that swimmers are started in waves of ten individuals, seeded by their 1650-yard time - which means newcomers do not have to fight through a sea of elbows and thrashing feet.
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