A RECENT knee replacement will prevent local mum Sharon Shepherd from tackling a sixth Rottnest Channel crossing in February, but the self-confessed swimaholic has her eyes firmly set on the new 3km Cotto Swim. Announced today as the result of a partnership between the Rottnest Channel Swim Association and Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation, the new event will be available over 1km and 3km.
Swimming World Magazine
Are there differences? YES! And while nearly all open water swimmers are also pool swimmers, the reverse is not true. From technique, training, coaching, and sighting (no black line!) to mindset, there are a number of differences.
The following article is one of the better pieces covering the distinction between the two,