The good news is I can already swim. I was a lifeguard for several summers in my youth - indoors and out - and also taught swim lessons for little kids and adults. And Maggie very kindly assured me that I am already ahead of many of the TNT tri participants in terms of my skill level in the water. That made me feel good. She also challenged me to choose the Advanced training sessions. It's under consideration :)
It was a good workout and I can't wait for January when the Group Training Sessions at the pool start!
PS - If anyone finds a pair of purple flip flops - somebody stole Maggie's from the edge of the pool. Nothing is safe!