I have been doing races that involve running, biking, and kayaking /canoeing for three years now. Every year I say I want to do an actual triathlon with swimming but keep making excuses. One of our best friends is a swim coach and we live on a lake so it isn't like we don't have the resources needed to improve in that area.
So I bit the bullet and signed up for one in the a women's only division. It is even shorter than a sprint but I am so nervous about the swim that I thought it would be a good first timer's race. I had a swimming lesson last week and just need to keep swimming everyday to keep improving! Hope the weather stays warm because I don't have a wetsuit! Advice welcome!