From what we see at RG Active, swimming is often the most daunting part of the triathlon. However it is also the shortest leg of the race so as far as the training is concerned it you need to balance the volume of swim training you do, so you’re comfortable on race day.
We also can’t stress enough how important it is to have experienced open water swimming prior to race day. The environment makes it so different to swimming in a pool; pair that with a mass swim start and it is normally where people panic the most. However with a little bit of practice it doesn’t have to be that way! Open water swimming over the last few years has become a very popular stand alone sport in it’s own right.