Start at the back of the pack
If you’re starting out in the sport and you’re intimidated by an open-water swim, the back is a good place to be. It’s less stressful, less chaotic and it gives you the opportunity to maintain a pace and effort you’re comfortable with. Even sighting is easier from the back because you not only have the buoy to look for, but also the wake and visual cue of the pack in front of you.
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