Originally Posted by Ilene
What a great report you look awesome at that finish line! I've always wanted to do a triathlon but the river swim scares me...but after reading your report I really should try it... The triathlon they have here there is segment that is called the «Try-a-Tri» I should really check it out... The river is just down the street from my place and I could very easily go practice... You've given me the incentive to try it... Thanks!
Ilene, I just started swimming this past April when I decided to do the tri. I was scared to death. My friend took me to a reservoir locally and we swam in it to practice. Being out in that water takes courage if you're not used to it. But it made me proud that I could.
Be sure to have someone with you when you practice, for safety reasons. I started out with a life jacket in open water just to build my confidence. Good luck!