Are you a triathlete who did not come from a swimming background? If so, you are not alone. As you have surely discovered, learning the proper technique as an adult is no easy task. And, learning to swim fast in a pool doesn’t necessarily translate to open water performance. I did not come from a competitive swimming background, although, as a child, I enjoyed many summers at White Lake swimming with my aunt Maynette. This has served me well in triathlon but not so much in the pool. And, I have found that the harder I try the slower I go which can be incredibly frustrating.