Thanks for the last two posts, that is what I am looking for. I haven't jumped back in a pool since the race in May and so I will have a lot of catching up to do. But, with the help and advice I have discovered here I think the swim might start to feel more comfortable.
There is a small pond that I have access to and a lake as well that I might try to swim in once the water begins to warm up and as the May '09 race gets closer. I do plan to compete in at least one Sprint before my Olympic in May (Memphis in May Triathlon) and then hopefully a few more afterwards.
Sure wish I had gotten into this about fifteen to twenty years ago.