The major reason to use a pool is the quality of training. Swim sessions may be closely monitored and are safe. Controlled interval workouts used in pool training sessions provide good feedback; the pace clock doesn't lie. Pool sessions allow you to design workouts that vary in intensity and emphasis, which is not possible in open water. Pool training and acquisition of improved stroke skills are elective elements of a SEAL's training program. Pool training will increase your comfort level in open water, thus enabling you to significantly improve your operational capabilities.
Swimming is not an intuitive activity like running.
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