Swim Advice please :)
Hello, Went to enthusiastically sign up for a novice pool based triathlon 4 days ago and it was sold out so got carried away and entered the sprint! Bike and run i???m fine with and regularly do greater than sprint distances. Swimming... went to pool yesterday for first time in about 12 years to do lengths. I was relieved to find out I can swim a continuous 750m in just over16mins but I feel quicker at breaststroke! I did about 450m breaststroke and 300m crawl. Can I mix and match like this in a race? Can I get away with doing all breaststroke or will I look really silly? At a guess would do so in about 15-16mins. Do people still wear tri suit in pool or are they only for under wetsuits? And if doing crawl is ok to do turns at end of lengths when pool swimming there isn???t any rule I need to know about not touching the pool walls or anything is there? Oh yes lastly i???ve got 6 weeks until race day... any training hints to improve think I can manage 10 pool sessions before then. Should I just focus on crawl and stop the breastroke in an aim to improve it? Thanks for any advice realised i???m Pretty clueless!!