New wetsuit, new to OWS

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stephanie domingo

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May 30, 2013, 3:52:08 PM5/30/13
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Hi there,

I just joined (TODAY) and I am looking forward to breaking in my wetsuit for my Olympic distance Tri this July. I know most of CIBBOWS is made up of people who swim without a wetsuit, I'm just hoping not to be judged too harshly.

Are there any other newbs out there interested in swimming slowly with me? Preferably someone else in a wetsuit...

Let me know,
Stephanie

Patricia Sener

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May 30, 2013, 3:55:06 PM5/30/13
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Stephanie,
Your best bet is come on a weekend--you're more likely to find a kindred spirit of your distance/speed/cold tolerance.....
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mudrunnerdavid

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May 30, 2013, 4:11:19 PM5/30/13
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I'm new to the group and have not swam with them. I swim with wetsuit and did nyc tri last year and doing it and Brooklyn tri this year. I'm just starting my swim training. David Hantman 


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stephanie domingo

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May 30, 2013, 5:13:26 PM5/30/13
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Hi David! 
I need to pick your brain about the nyc tri, it's my first triathlon ever. I was thinking about doing the bk tri but it's so late in the season and I'm not sure what the course support will be like. In any case, I too am just starting my swim training.

Stephanie

stephanie domingo

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May 30, 2013, 5:14:09 PM5/30/13
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Thanks!

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May 31, 2013, 10:44:27 PM5/31/13
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Hi Stephanie - i will be out early on sunday morning by 9 and will most likely take it pretty slow and easy.  no judgement on wetsuits - you enjoy the water that's good enough for me.  if we are both there i would be happy to swim with you for awhile.  drop me a note at j9s...@gmail.com if you wish.  janine

stephanie domingo

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Jun 3, 2013, 3:27:02 PM6/3/13
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Thanks Janine, would love to swim with you. I was hosting a BBQ yesterday but I am up for a swim this Sun morning if you are free. Is there a bag watch of some sort? 

j9swim

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Jun 3, 2013, 5:15:35 PM6/3/13
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Hi Stephanie - I will not be out there next weekend but if you are a member of Cibbows you should go out, there will be other people around.  As far as bag check there isn't one.  We advise leaving valuables at home but we do all sit together by the lifeguard station.  I do hope to be out there on the 16th.
 
Janine


 

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Mark Stewart

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Jun 14, 2013, 2:02:49 PM6/14/13
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Hi Stephanie,

Although many CIBBOWS folk swim without wetsuits, some also where them. The first time I went to swim at Coney Island (early May, 2012 --- water 53 degrees F) I wore a wet suit and was the only one thus clothed. I was welcomed no less warmly because of my garment. "Whatever gets you in the water," was what my kind, watchful swim partner said to me that first day. I had a terrific first outing with her support and have been back many times since. And, although I no longer wear a wetsuit, I know that if I ever felt the need for that extra warmth I would, none-the-less, be welcome on that beach. With those fine folk.

See you on the beach,

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David Sylvester

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Jun 15, 2013, 7:29:27 PM6/15/13
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Hey there. I'm behind my training schedule for my first Tri of the season. I'm a newbie also. (2nd season) All of my races this season are sprint and Olympic. All are also wetsuit. Do though I can't do this weekend. I plan to make it out next weekend for some slow early practice. Any other wetsuit swimmers going? 

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Jun 15, 2013, 9:58:59 PM6/15/13
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Come swim in whatever is comfortable...the ocean doesn't judge


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Patricia Sener

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Jun 17, 2013, 9:51:46 AM6/17/13
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Stephanie,
Your best bet is to come to the beach Sat/Sun at 10am.  That's when the most people show up, and therefore the higher likelihood of finding someone your speed/distance.  I don't think the wetsuit part of the equation matters so much.
Patricia


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