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Woohoo, first post ever on this board <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"><br><br>
Ok, my question: In a Tri does EVERYONE swim crawl? I hate crawl, but I wouldn't want to look like a numpty (more than usual <img alt="razz.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/razz.gif"> )<br><br>
So is there usually a variety of strokes or is it all about the crawl?
 

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The majority of swimmers freestyle/crawl, but newbies (like myself) are mor elikely to use various techniques and styles to get through the swim. So, are you thinking of doing a triathlon?<br><br>
"Numpty" ... never heard that word before. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Maybe, possibly, perhaps in the distant future. I was curious.<br><br>
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adam,<br>
If I were to ever get brave enough to enter a tri [sprint distance of 1/4mile swim], I would side-stroke, breaststroke, and backstroke.<br>
~I'd prefer a snorkle and lifejacket, but I realize those aren't allowed~<br><br><br>
I can barely stay afloat, much less swim like a real triathlete.
 

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In my first tri (open water) I flipped out and couldn't put my face in the water. I did the side stroke, back stroke and breast stroke. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif">
 

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I have read about all different strokes in Tri reports that i have read. I think once you get in the water, if it is really crowded and/or choppy water you do whatever you can to get from point A to point B <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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My first tri I came in DFL on the swim...ha!<br><br>
I did mostly crawl and invented some strokes. You may use a snorkel...
 
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