Open-Water Masterclass with Keri-Anne Payne

Conquer the waves with 16 top tips from the World Champion and Team GB swimmer

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The finish

10 Legs into action

The swim finish is in sight. If you’re doing a triathlon you’ll need to warm your legs up for the cycle stage – and if it’s a solo swim, you may still need to run for the finish line.

As you near the finish kick harder with your legs to get the blood pumping to them. This should help lessen the ‘wobbly’ feeling you get when you come out of the water.

11 Start running

If you finish on a beach or have to run rather than climb out of the water, start as soon as the water is just below your knees to save time.

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