If you are training for your first Triathlon, I have one question for you: Have you swam in open water yet?
Well, I have another question too: Do you have a wetsuit if you need one?
Don’t delay! Get out in that water. I may say this a hundred times over the course of this series, but open water swimming is much different than the pool and you will want to get familiar with it before race day.
How to sight in open water: It is important to know where you are going and you will have a hard time learning this by following the black line at the bottom of the pool.