Swimming

The Lake of Cavazzo and some streams of the territory allow swimming in open water.

This discipline, born thousands of years ago, was already present in Egyptian culture (9000 BC), as evidenced by a seal decorated with four swimmers depicted as they move with similar gestures to freestyle: Romans and Greeks used the workouts in water to strength their soldiers, sometimes with the help of heavy weights.

With the passage of time, the open water swimming has become the protagonist of a separate discipline, going from being the last chance of swimmers on retirement to become a specific separate area, for which you have to workout very hard: today, this specialty requires to swim very strong.

The physical preparation for these competions is different than the training required in the pool: the pool swimmer research the rhythm, the open water swimmer looking to increase his aerobic capacity, delaying as much as possible the production of lactic acid and developing greater resistance.

But the differences do not stop there: the open water swimming requires to calculate the shortest path (choosing the best path) and have a cool head to deal with obstacles and unexpected risks, such as currents, waves, low temperatures and athletes who make their way hitting the neighbors.

Among the exercises used to improve the yield in this discipline there are, for example, useful training for learning how to breathe seeking a reference point, change the armful rhythm eliminate cramps, swimming in the wake, resist temperature changes, face the buoys and feed themselves during the competition.

The open water swimming requires, therefore, a huge commitment and strong determination.