The new swimming season has begun

Swim season 2020 - 2021 has begun. Follow professional open water swimmer and swimmer Lars Bottelier in his journey dream to the Olympic 10K in open water swimming. How is he doing both physically and mentally?

I’ve been back in training for five weeks already, so it is clear that the swimming season of 2020/2021 has begun. This will be a swimming season to remember, as there are still no races. It is time to take a moment to look where we are after these five weeks and where we want … Read more The new swimming season has begun

Swim races in 2020: the new swimming

Swimmer Lars Bottelier is telling you in his swim blog about his Road to Paris 2024. How are swim races in times of these crisis? Swimming season 2020 - 2021 has started for open water swimmer Lars Bottelier. This swim challenge in Volendam (the Netherlands) was the start of it from openwaterswimming.club

Today (1st of June, 2020) I participated in the 50-minute Challenge of Openwaterswimming.club. It wasn’t an official race, but it did was a good moment to test myself. I did see this challenge as my first ‘race’ of the new swimming season. With minimal time in the water after my break, I was curious how … Read more Swim races in 2020: the new swimming

#StayFit 5: My fitness after 7 weeks of no swimming

#StayFit 5: my fitness after 7 weeks of no swimming - Swim blog of Lars Bottelier for open water swimmers and open water swimming training. How is it to swim after a 7 week break? And what did I learn from 7 weeks of no open water swimming?

I am so happy that I can say I am swimming regularly again. The past week I did almost 20K of swimming. This is a good start of the new swimming season, which basically started last week. Because the possibility to swim is growing week by week, this will be my last blog in the … Read more #StayFit 5: My fitness after 7 weeks of no swimming

#StayFit 4: Keep your overall fitness high with cycling

#StayFit 4 - cycling is the perfect alternative training session for open water swimming and swimmers. In this swimming blog open water swimmer Lars explains how he used cycling to stay fit during the corona crisis. It is the perfect work-out as a replacement for the longer cardio work-outs of swimming.

Is has been more than one week now since the swimming pools have opened here in the Netherlands. Finally, I was also able to swim a couple of times. The first conclusion for myself is that I stayed incredible fit in the past 8 weeks that I (almost) couldn’t swim. I must admit that my … Read more #StayFit 4: Keep your overall fitness high with cycling