OW swimming advice
I have been open water swimming twice in preparation for my first Tri this summer. The first time I went I had real problems trying to breath due the the cold temp of the water and I did about 600m of breaststroke and while putting my face further into the water before I was comfortable enough to start front crawl. The 2nd time I went I spent about 5 mins slowly putting head in before setting off. It all got a bit frustrating when I saw others just strolling in and setting off straight away. Is this a problem that I will overcome with experience or am I just a very sensitive chap .
When I get out of the water I feel very faint and have to crouch down for about 10-15 secs. I assume that this is because all my blood is busy elsewhere in my body and when I go from being horizontal to vertical my head doesn't like it.
Any advice would be much appreciated.