See you there, Red Stripe. I'm thinking It may have been a bit rash signing up for the full distance swim as just started new job and not getting much training time or too tired to train. On the plus side I'm getting a good workout at work and losing weight without trying.
Hopefully things will get easier as I get used to it or I can change the distance. I had a one to one swim session with a local coach and have noticed some good improvement.