Hi all...I am new to the triathlon world but am enjoying myself so far....except for the swimming part the running and biking are enjoyable and i am able to progress. The swimming is just a losing battle it seems. I can only complete a 50m swim and i am dead in the water. I can swim i have been swimming for years, just not swimming for a purpose. Now as i try to swim my legs sink and my arms just arent "flowing". It seems as though im just tiring myself out and going nowhere. I look at the other people in the water and they seem to glide through with ease. I dont even want speed just not to labor so hard. My question is this....what have you found to be the best way to learn to swim. i cant afford a coach right now, but was there and book, dvd, pointers in general that helped you learn to swim the proper way.
Thank you all,