The Swim entered the pool area like he always does with a bit of a strut. He wants the other disciplines, who are watching this first practice, to know that he is nothing but slick. His hair is slicked back a little more than normal on this first day and he had put on a splash more chlorine cologne than usual. He met Buzz, the coach, at the pool to get organized and prepare for the first workout.

The Swim was so cocky. He felt for sure that he was just going to get into the pool and rip through a workout. As he met the coach he realized that Buzz was a bit unprepared for this first day. It was surprising that the Coach would not have a set workout of a specific amount of yards or certain drills or skills, but the coach just wanted to see The Swim get in the pool. The Run and The Bike sat on the edge of the pool wanting to see the spectacle that was about the unfold. They wanted to see if the reputation of The Swim was as good as advertised. The Swim got in the pool with his board shorts swim trunks, goggles, and no swim cap. Who needed a swim cap when you had slicked back hair?

The Swim headed off from the wall to swim the first lap of this great adventure of swimming. The Swim looked less than impressive to the Coach who saw him flail his arms around in the hair, kick wildly, and try to muscle his way through the laps. The Swim finished his first 25 yards and had to take a deep breath. What seemed to be an easy transition from swimming almost 20 years previous to today, now seemed daunting.

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