Earlier today we shared a starter guide in which we aimed to provide triathletes with an introduction and some useful insights into the world of triathlon. You found information about the history of our beautiful sport, the different federations and organisations that are involved, the gear you need, tips for races, where you can race, rules and much more. But of course a triathlon starts with the swim. That’s why we devoted this guide to that first discipline. Usually the part of a triathlon that is most feared by beginner triathletes. We provide you with some tips and tricks that you can use in training or races. We will tell you all about the equipment you require, and what things you should pay attention to when purchasing these items. But mostly: we want to tell you why swimming is such a lot of fun.