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I have a vague plan to do an Ironman at some point, but the reasons I am hesitant are:
1. I dislocated my shoulder a few years ago and has never been right since - may or may not be a problem.
2. I can swim breast stroke for miles, but front crawl ends up with me having to stop due to coughing fits and too much water inside me instead of the pool. This is indoor.
So in a field of an open water event how many people swim breast stoke, and in fact is it possible to with the wind rippled/wave surface?