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Tips from experienced swimmers for beginners:
- Bring a floatie - an excellent tool that provides safety when swimming in open waters. In case of emergency, a small colored inflatable floatie will also help the rescue team to spot your easier in the water.
- Thin neoprene - whether you go into the water only in a swimsuit or neoprene, it's up to you. However, the colder water of the Danube can surprise you. Thin neoprene is made for swimming in open waters. It has a very smooth surface, so it does not affect you in any way. In colder weather, we recommend it to all swimmers.
- Water shoes - after handing over your regular shoes, you will remain barefoot, which may not be ideal due to the slippery surface. Shoes make it easier to enter and exit the water.
- Goggles - water or small impurities in it can complicate swimming. You may want to consider using them as a prevention.
- Stretching - Before entering the water, make sure you warm up. Stretch all your muscles properly.
- Magnesium - one hour before entering the water, we recommend taking magnesium, thanks to which you can prevent muscle cramps.