Like many other triathletes out there I love my wetsuit, I float well, I swim well........so i thought.
To begin with I was already a pretty good swimmer but always believed with wetsuit i'm an excellent swimmer, I loved it most at the ironman distance.
I was quite taken back yesterday when I had my first race (only sprint) where it was too warm and wetsuits weren't allowed. There seem to be a mad panic when the overhead speaker announced it. I wasn't in a panic but didn't like the thought of my crutch.
So is it true, a bad swimmer is an average swimmer and a good swimmer is excellent swimmer with a wetsuit.
WELL to make a long story short I did the exact same distance last two weeks ago with wetsuit and without it my time was actually 15 seconds faster.
What the heck..........I guess i'm not a bad swimmer at all.