Hi, I did my first sprint triathlon (outdoor pool swim) a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it. I'm thinking about doing another one at the end of August, but this one is in a lake.
I learned to swim completely from scratch for the triathlon and can now do a pretty good, but slow, front crawl. A friend from the local triathlon club has asked if I want to go along to one of their organised swims in the lake to have a go but I'm having a wobble about it.
Is it loads different swimming in a lake? Is it harder to swim in a wetsuit? What do you wear under a wetsuit? Will I drown? (the lake is only about 5ft deep so I guess the answer to that one is probably not!) Should I be worried that the lake has weever fish in it?
I guess I'm asking if I should just get on and have a go, or should I leave it until I'm a better swimmer?