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Regarding rowing, there is no substitute for actually swimming. Swimming is about 80% technique and 20% strength. Even if you develop strength in other ways, you’re still missing 80% of the technique.
If you’re a good swimmer already (i.e., swam in high school or college competitively), you can definitely get away with swimming only 1x/week or even 1x/month. I did a 1.2 mile swim in my half ironman last year having gone to the pool only twice in six months before race day, but I’ve also been swimming for a couple years and I can get away with that. If you’re not a good swimmer, it is not ideal to miss the 2 swim workouts per week and will put you in trouble of missing the swim cut-off and being disqualified for the rest of the race on race day.
Regarding Pilates, I don’t know much about it and someone else will have a better answer.