Guatemalan athletes seem to be having a recent boom in all kinds of disciplines and I just think that in a country so small like ours, this spreads and inspire a lot of people faster than a bigger city. Just to mention a few of them: Mirna Ortiz, Mayra Herrera, Erick Barrondo. Eli has covered a lot of activity with biking and hiking in Guatemala City, but what about swimming?
The cheapest option in Guatemala City probably would be the olympic pool at San Carlos University, is open to the public and I hear it’s not expensive. But I guess if you’re serious about it, you can always consider to enroll in the official national institution: National Federation of Swim, Diving and Water Polo.
There’s always gyms, probably the most expensive of all the options but if you need flexibility related to the location or schedule, this is your best option.
I ignore the exact definition of “open waters” but since Guatemala it’s a country with so many natural resources, I’m sure (and I’ve heard of this) several lakes in the country are used to train this discipline. In the picture above, a guy swimming in the Lake Petén Itzá. I hear there’s fear to overcome when swimming in open waters, and from all my fears, this is the greatest one, I think. Maybe I’ll do a few interviews related to this discipline in the future.