Most people swim many, many more meters than they need to during the swim leg of a triathlon, adding minutes to their time in the process.
By working on your sighting while swim training, you can improve your swim time quickly and with minimal effort.
I wrote about it in the following article: Open Water Swimming Tip: Swim Straight Like the Pros
Be sure to practice your drills and bilateral breathing – preferably in open water conditions. In so doing, you should avoid results as seen in the following video from the guys at Swim Smooth. It highlights the perils of poor sighting.
Try practicing sighting and say goodbye to long, snaking swims where the end never comes, and say hello to fast, efficient swimming.
Try some of the following swim workouts, adding sighting as a key drill and reap the benefits of a swim time that is minutes faster!