I just read the latest member update, and was surprised and happy to see that my showing in Puerto Rico got the TTC a second place finish!
Just wanted to share the fact that, when Jane Zhang and I signed up for the club two years ago, I was struggling with the (400m) swim distance in the "give-it-a-tri" distance, and that when the two of us showed up for swim sessions at the Regent Park Swim Club, we nearly dropped out. I couldn't even float in the pool without my legs dropping to the bottom.
Anyway, with Rob's help, and from observing others, we got better. Jane was the overall age-group winner (at the "give-it-a-try" distance) for the Multisport Canada series last year, and I finished my 2-km open-water swim in Puerto Rico in 47 minutes, on my way to a 5:43 finish time. Slow, but energized. If I hadn't suddenly moved to Miami in November, I'm sure you would be seeing a lot more of me around now, but sadly I've transplanted to warmer climes.
Anyway: thanks for the help, support, and induction to the sport!