Now that we have that out of the way... The lake swim was great, and did help me draw a conclusion: Yas may need to buy herself a wetsuit.
Wetsuits are required for TriDiva training. They make you buoyant and I float without trying. Right now I'm borrowing one from my coach, who's a bit taller than I, but apparently was a bit bigger than she is now when she bought this suit. I think the collar is a bit high in the back and it's jamming my neck when I try to breathe. I'm glad that I have it for now. I'm happy that coach Martha lent it to me. I'm glad I'm learning what does and doesn't work for me. And it's all about what works for you in this wacky world of endurance sports, probably in any sports.
The swim was supposed to be 10 laps of the swim area in the lake. It ended up being 8 as we were waved in by the lifeguard (well really another TriDiva who had finished her swim, but the lifeguard told them they were going to kick us out). It had been overcast all day, so I think it got darker faster than planned, and I'm slow.
The big fish didn't scare me this time, I knew they were going to be there and look for them. I actually got excited when I saw them. The danger this time: Geese.
Sometime during lap 5 or so geese flew in and started floating on the water. Apparently this offended other geese and there was some dive bombing, driving the offending geese away. They came very close to a fellow TriDiva's head, not sure if she got kicked or not.
All in all a very entertaining time.