Anonymous asked: you're doing good for a beginner. swimming a 3min/100m, dont know how long the swim is for your race but pros can swim in the 1-1:15 range even for open water! swimming is hard to get great at later in life. you have to work on all your inefficiencies (form) and do fitness/strength work; paddles are great for this. i dont know if you need a hard goal just work on getting the time down. also there are open water tech. you should read about (sighting, breathing and straight arm)
Hear that, guys? I’m not awful, hah.
Thank you so much!
I have been swimming all my life, I practically grew up in the water— never was on a swim team though, but I have been swimming on and off for years.
I can definitely see how strength training is going to be beneficial here, namely arm and shoulder work, but that’s something else I’m working on, too. Hopefully that combined with being in the water a fair amount will help.
And I will absolutely be reading up on open water swimming for tips and techniques and such— again, thank you!