I DID IT! I completed my first Olympic Triathlon!
The 1500 meter swim was in the beautiful waters of Lake Huron right off Wasaga Beach (just about a 2 hour drive from Toronto). The water was perfect! The temperature was just right for a sleeveless wet suit. the water was fresh,clear and clean and you could see the sandy bottom for the entire swim. Not a piece of sea weed in sight! The sandy bottom had perfect little ripples and with the sun shinning so bright the water was just gorgeous.
I took a hammer gel and onza performance gel about 30 mins before my swim start. I was in the second to last wave so we waited 12 long minutes for our start. It was a little intimidating looking out at the first green buoy which was 610 meters away. Swimming has not, in the past, been my strong point. I went into this swim with one goal - to swim the entire time without resting. I'm happy to report I swam the entire 1500 meters in 33:38. I don't think I could have asked for more perfect swim conditions!