…or, How I Became Both a Swimmer AND an Open Water Swimmer in My Late 50s

A friend recently asked me how I got started as a swimmer. She probably really meant, as an old person swimmer. She also asked a number of questions I thought other beginning swimmers might want answered.

Finishing my swim in Strawberry Reservoir with butterfly stroke. The yellow float is a New Wave swim buoy, used to make an open water swimmer more visible to boats.
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