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Hi, I've finally decided to go back on my 'I'm never doing a triathlon' stance that I've enforced for years now. After starting with running many years ago to get fit, I progressed to the odd 10k then half marathons. Then last year on the cycle to work scheme I bought the worlds worst road bike from 'that shop whose name we will never speak', as I didn't know any better back then. I completed my first duathlon in May after deciding to test myself in my first multi event.
Whilst it does seem like natural progression, one minor issue, I can literally barely swim. My standard is...not drowning. I used the pool at my gym that I've never used in over 6 years. As expected, I was competent at not drowning, but that's as far as it went.
I'll be back there again either tomorrow or Wednesday morning, but my question is where to go from here. I've just picked up total immersion from eBay, so that's the literature sorted!! Do I just practice and build up confidence, then bring in the more advanced (advanced for not drowning swimmers) elements such as the breathing later. Or is it better to get into the rhythm of breathing early on and just keep working on it.
Any advice would be massively appreciated.