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I'm doing my first triathlon in June 2013 in Windsor. I was entered as a birthday present would you believe? I am opting for the Sprint instead of the more daunting Olympic triathlon.
Right now I'm bricking it. I'm a terrible swimmer and the thought of swimming 750m in the Thames terrifies me. If I tried to do this event now, it would be my last Triathlon because I would undoubtedly drown after about 50m.
Can anyone please offer advice and answer a few questions regarding the swim?
1. Is the swim upstream or downstream, or a combo of both?
2. How are the currents normally (last year aside when it was cancelled)?
3. How far should I comfortably be able to swim in a pool before attempting the 750m in the river?
Thanks in advance