I have done exactly two triathlons, in both, I have put my tri top (desoto carrera) on in T1 (assume wetsuit illegal, I live in SE Louisiana). This has taken some time because, I am wet, the top is tight, and my arms are not super flexible after a swim. So my question is this: I have seen many wear their jersey during the swim. Mine is good and tight, but it has three small pockets in the back, can this be a good idea? It seems like it would drag pretty hard. I plan on training this a little bit as an experiment, I guess my other alternative is to roll down the top into my shorts, or just skip the top all together.
Help a beginner please!