Im not a triathlete - at least yet... My son and I raced our first Xterra Offload Tri in Waco TX last week. I race mountain bikes and began running this past December. We did a relay - he swam and I biked and ran.
His name is Kesyon - he is 16. He is 6ft 2in and weighs 137 lbs. He came out of the water and hit transition at 24:17.
We began swimming in the pool in December. I always thought he was very efficient and fast looking in the water. He plays varsity basketball and there is not really a swim team or a swim club in Waco TX. Baylor University is in Waco TX and there isn't even a pool.... There's not a football team there anymore either......
This was his first open water swim. He loves it and we bought a bike for him last week. We signed up for a Sprint Tri on July 1st
He was third or so overall coming out of the water at Xterra - the link to the results are here:
Phillips Relay - #95 overall. My oldest son did not race so it was just the two of us.
I feel like his swim time is pretty good - can anyone give me an idea about how fast he should be swimming. I think Xterra is a national race and there were probably some good swimmers there...
I have never been on Tri websites or looked at swim times or even talked to a swim coach - how should we proceed?
Thanks for your advice or help. We are having a blast training together and Keyson really enjoys this sport!
Thank you Harry for your expert advice. I bought the Friel book - huge resource. We are excited to begin this process! You are a good man!