A new Open Water swim season begins

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26/05/2014 at 14:43
I suggest doing a triathlon using whatever stroke is good for you just so you can do the event. Once you know triathlons are for you, then it might be time to do some lessons then.
26/05/2014 at 14:44
Loads of people swim crawl and some finish the swim in the top half.
26/05/2014 at 19:54

I did my first few tris  doing breaststroke.  And there were always others. Just so long as you can make the cut-off  - but beware that in a pool swim you will risk kicking people coming up behind you (voice of experience speaking) so be prepared to keep saying sorry. Get entered and good luck.

26/05/2014 at 20:21
Sorry, that was meant to say, do a lot of people do breast stroke in o/w tri's? I've done a tri and doing another one next weekend. Both have been pool swims. I guess donning on a wetsuit to me means I'd like to be doing f/c.
26/05/2014 at 20:36

Went down to pennington flash this evening free coaching sessions with Paul Hawkins  did some drafting and sighting in a group today, training every Monday at 6 30 if anybody's local.

26/05/2014 at 20:57
I wouldn't say lots, but some for sure.
26/05/2014 at 20:59
Am at Swanage now. Been doing a swim in the bay each morning. Boy it's cold out there.
26/05/2014 at 21:12

Faithsdaddy, I'm only down the road in Corfe, have yet to get in the sea this year, normally swim Swanage and Studland Bay. Were you wearing a wettie? was planning on starting the ow this weekend, have to wait to one evening this week.

27/05/2014 at 07:43

My first ow tri I did a mixture of f/c and breaststroke.  In fact I've done that on all of them until recently. 

But I'm now, finally swimming f/c exclusively.

27/05/2014 at 08:01
WP- was cold with one. Without would be unbearable. Am in Swanage bay from about 7:15 to 8 most mornings until Sunday. Have to try Studland.
30/05/2014 at 12:05

Anyone planning to go to Thorpe tomorrow?  I have the alarm clock set this time  and it's allegedly meant to be sunny first thing.......

Edited: 30/05/2014 at 12:06
Trogs    pirate
30/05/2014 at 13:28

  Probably

30/05/2014 at 13:42
Apparently my wetsuit arrived today but I'm 10 miles away at work with a knackered shoulder

Doing these training sessions in Sandwell starting next week so I hope the shoulder gets better soon.

Apart from surfing badly a few times haven't swam outdoors since I was a teenager.

I hurt the email either falling off a scooter racing a 4 year old or showing off in the pool doing all the strokes (and maybe inventing one) with the same 4 year old so I can't even claim it's an over use injury caused by cheating and doing swim training.
Edited: 30/05/2014 at 13:42
30/05/2014 at 18:54

I'll be at Thorpe tomorrow but not till after 8·30 pending errands


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