If you’re considering or you have already committed to training for a triathlon, you’ve probably discovered that swimming is the most difficult part of the event (unless you were a stud swimmer in high school, college or both).
The swim portion of the event is often the toughest because most folks don’t take swimming as fitness activity. However, I’m often amazed at how quickly fit athletes adapt to swimming and embrace it as such a helpful workout exercise.
There’s no doubt that swimming is easy to adapt to if you take a realistic approach. Don’t be afraid to invest in adult swim lessons if you’re just getting started. They can be extremely helpful. But check this post from http://www.active.com/ for some good advice about establishing realistic swimming workouts -- http://tinyurl.com/l7wlme.