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How to Maintain Your Poise and Composure During a Swim Race

By Eney Jones, SwimSwam, 02/05/18, 12:00PM CST

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Perhaps the best option is to try to not engage in battle and remember that the best response is to win.

When open water gets rough . . . and it is not the water! “Ain’t that a kick in the head?”

How to maintain your poise and composure when you have just been:

  • Ziplined – pulled under and back by the ankle
  • High fived to the face
  • Clipped – every stroke you are hitting hands or arms with another competitor
  • Lockjawed – an elbow to the jaw renders you speechless