I signed up for the same swim race where I felt close to death last year..
Due to many things going on in my life right now I have had to cut back on my race calendar this year, but I am signed up for the Liberty Island swim again.
I have 3 months to literally sink or swim.
I can train in the pool from now until then but can open water swim starting memorial day weekend. The race is June 29. All I want to do this year is feel more successful and not so overwhelmed by this. I would love getting a swim coach but I don't think that will happen. I have used training plans for tri, but is there anything that is swim specific?
Last years tri plan had what I thought was a pretty good swim portion, but in the real world of open water swimming it didn't help me cut through the force of the rolling waves and current. I know this was my problem as the kiddies flew by... so I am not sure how to overcome this.