They might think it, they may even say it, but they'll often give you more space. Its normally those that cant tumble that think it. Been called worse.
Discussed one night in the pool many years ago, with a few keep fit swimmers, why an ex triathlete now a gold paralympian, was wearing a 'nipple warmer' referring to him similarly (it was a heart rate monitor chest strap). It him that's got the golden post box now! .
Keep practising. it takes many, many sessions, now is the perfect time to get the technique sorted, in the closed season. I was self taught many seasons ago & I still regular get it wrong. It will stand you in good stead if you want to train with a masters swim club or even a tri club.
In 15 years of Tri I have done many pool tris & not one has banned tumble turns.
Oh it is. Road sign on the turn says 'Beaufort 6 miles' That's home for me, but it feels like the longest 6 miles out there. Better get a few training rides up it. Hope the ice cream man is waiting at the top on race day!
Cheers MT, passed that info on. Cracking bike course, comes right by my house twice . That 3 mile climb back up onto the Moors is a corker as well. Shame its got to go through so much traffic to get there though, although it'll be fairly quiet on the 'out' leg.
Where do you get your info Seren? Obviously better sources than me. Still not seen or heard anything more about it, apart from the organisers having a meeting with the managers a few weeks back, but heard no details at all. Is 5 July definite now?