July 7, 2022 at 10:00 am #38208
Hello all, I just joined the club today. My name is Danny Pimienta, I am new to Triathlons. I am still learning the swim portion with taking my my first swimming class this past January at age 47. I can do the front stroke but still struggle with breathing. So I’m a ways before being able to race. I bike 3-4 times a week locally and as for running am a formal ultramarathoner who has run as far as 50 miles. Looking to ramp my running back up after a ankle injury last year. Looking forward to learning more about the sport and making friends/training partners as I start my journey.July 11, 2022 at 4:00 pm #38234Bret StrogenParticipant
Welcome! I just joined a few weeks ago myself. I’m also struggling with the swim (and even opted to breast stroke for much of the three sprint & olympic triathlons that I did over the last year).July 12, 2022 at 9:47 am #38235
Thank you Bret, I have been considering finding a race where the water is shallow enough that I can stand when I need to stop and keep going until I finish. Do you know if there are any events, meet and greets soon?July 14, 2022 at 4:27 pm #38243moseredParticipant
Come to our next happy hour, usually the 3rd Thursday of the month. And maybe check out WaveOne Swimming.July 15, 2022 at 11:05 am #38248
Thanks for the heads up, will the time and location be posted soon? I work in DC on Thursdays so it would work well with my schedule.July 27, 2022 at 9:40 pm #38303RunBikeDavidParticipant
Welcome Danny! Don’t think we have a happy hour this month but if you are looking for a shallow race, you could look into Ft Ritchie and Rock Hall/Waterman’s. At Rock Hall/Waterman’s there’s a sand bar in the middle.July 28, 2022 at 8:14 am #38304
Awesome, I will look into it. Was considering the Decathalon at Ft Richie but haven’t been able to get any running in yet. I will look into Rock Hall/Waterman. Thanks again!July 31, 2022 at 7:27 am #38314Claudia CParticipant
Hi Danny, thanks for putting yourself out here. I’m new to swimming too.
I did a “super mini sprint” race last week through “Tri It Now” in Manassas VA. They put on a couple of events throughout the year. The one I did was a low key 400M pool swim, no flip turns allowed, and ok to stop either at pool edge or along the lane resting on the dividers. It was a confidence builder knowing I could stop and rest if needed.August 1, 2022 at 9:15 am #38317
Thank you! That event sounds like fun, I am checking out the link now. How long have you been swimming?